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Campus Masterplan

Campus Masterplan 2017 - 2027

We’ve invested over £270m in our award-winning campus over recent years, but we’re not stopping there.


£300m investment

We’re investing an additional £300m over the next 10 years to further enhance the experience of all our students, staff and partners. Developments will be completed in structured phases, with phase one already underway with the final stage of the £7m library refurbishment completed and the development of the former Gazette building on Borough Road which the University acquired earlier this year.

Transforming the campus

We will transform the campus over the next decade and reinforce our commitment to providing an outstanding student and learning experience.

We are committed to investing in our estate to further enhance the experiences of our students, businesses we work with and the communities we serve.

Our exciting plans include a Student Life building for all student facing services, a new teaching and conference centre, a modernised business school, significant transformation of residential accommodation, new central library facilities and the £22m National Horizons Centre – a biomedical teaching and research facility at the University’s Darlington campus.

Student Life building

  • £10m
  • Estimated completion March 2019
  • All student facing services in one location (including Student Services, elements of Students’ Union, Academic Registry and International Development)
  • Employability centre
  • Open access social learning space and IT
  • Catering
  • Teaching and conference facility