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Campus Masterplan

Campus Masterplan

With £280m invested to date, the campus masterplan sets out a dynamic and ambitious programme of investment to 2027, transforming the campus and providing vibrant and modern facilities to enhance the experience of students, staff and partners.

We are transforming our campus over the next five years to reinforce our commitment to providing an outstanding student and learning experience.

Recent developments in phase 1 (2017-2022) of our campus masterplan include: refurbishment of the library, relocation of professional services staff to The Printworks, a new all-weather sports facility and gym, the National Horizons Centre, a biomedical teaching and research facility at the University's Darlington campus, a major building refurbishment to create the Teesside University International Business School and ongoing transformation of existing residential accommodation.

We are committed to investing in our estate to further enhance the experiences of our students, the business community, and the wider communities we serve.

We have also recently completed the Student Life building for all student-facing services, and the Cornell Quarter (our new purpose-built 300 bed residential accommodation facility) along with repurposing the Victoria building to provide business enterprise incubation space and improvements to the Darlington Campus to further support our health and life sciences offer.

In development

Central Science Laboratories


  • £36.9m
  • Project completion September 2023
  • Laboratories and life sciences facility
  • A high-quality, state-of-the-art new £36.9m facility at the heart of our campus
  • Offering leading-edge new laboratories for the sciences and clinical subjects including anatomy, pharmacy, microbiology, chemistry, Earth sciences and food sciences
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Future projects

Digital Life

Digital Life

  • £30m
  • Projected completion TBC
  • A progressive and forward-facing new £30m teaching and learning facility
  • A focal point for our School of Computing, Engineering & Digital Technologies, and a presence on Campus Heart
Northern Gateway phase 1

Northern Gateway

  • £1.5m
  • Project completion TBC
  • A new welcome centre for visitors to the University and pedestrianised access to our campus
  • Improved links and connectivity between the town centre and Campus Heart


Net Zero Industry Innovation Centre

Net Zero Industry Innovation Centre

  • £13.1m
  • Completed June 2023
  • New industry-led and industry-focused facility and national centre of excellence
  • Supporting the ongoing drive for clean energy and sustainability
  • Part of the expanding Tees Valley Net Zero Innovation Hub
  • Positioning Teesside firmly at the heart of the UK's green industrial revolution
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The Buttery

The Buttery

  • £5m
  • Opened January 2023
  • A contemporary new space exclusively for postgraduate students and researchers to study, collaborate and relax
  • Postgraduate student hub
  • Open collaborative spaces with original features
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Cornell Quarter Accommodation

Cornell Quarter Accommodation

  • £21.4m
  • Opened October 2020
  • New on-campus accommodation for students
  • * Secure landscaped courtyard
    * Large shared catering and living spaces
    * Private gym
    * Launderette
    * Games lounge
    * Cinema
    * Free Wi-Fi throughout
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Student Life building

Student Life building

  • £13.2m
  • Opened January 2020
  • All student facing services in one location
  • Employability centre
  • Open access social learning space and IT
  • Modern and exciting catering offer
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National Horizons Centre

National Horizons Centre

  • £22.3m
  • Opened March 2019
  • Bioscience research, education and teaching facility at the University’s Darlington campus
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Business School refurbishment

Teesside University International Business School

  • £7.5m
  • Opened September 2018
  • New home for our growing Business School
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The Printworks

  • £3.5m
  • Completed March 2018
  • Acquisition and refurbishment
  • Consolidation of professional services into one location to create more student-facing space in the centre of our campus.
Library refurbishment

The Library refurbishment

  • £7m
  • Completed
  • To further upgrade and enhance facilities
  • Improved range of flexible, technology-enabled individual and group learning spaces
  • Improved access to and speed of IT equipment
  • Improved accessibility
  • Improved environment including lighting and ventilation
  • Improved digital and physical support
Olympia building

Olympia building

  • £1m
  • Completed December 2017
  • Improvement of academic and sports facilities
  • Artificial pitch replacement
    * 11a side and 7a side football, rugby league training and American football
    * Polytan RS+ Coolplus 60mm rubber crumb carpet surface with ‘shockpad’ similar to the surface installed at MFC training ground.
    * Includes extension to the existing pitch, replacement of the flood lighting system with energy efficient LED flood lights and an extension to the perimeter fence system to include a goal storage areas.

Student Life building

  • £13.2m
  • 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
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