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Building a Better Northumbria

Northumbria University is investing £52 million to make significant improvements to its Newcastle city centre campus.

Building on the £200 million invested in our City and Coach Lane campuses over the last ten years, the University has a number of major projects underway, which will transform the experience it provides to students studying at its City Campus.

  • Student Central opened its doors in September and brings together all student-facing services, such as the careers, welfare and international support, in one place in the heart of the campus
  • Two new state-of-the-art new buildings are being constructed to bring major benefits for students on Computing and Information Sciences and Architecture and Built Environment courses – our new Computer and Information Sciences building will open in early 2018, while work began in October on a new world-class home for Architecture students in an ambitious extension of our Grade II listed Sutherland Building
  • Major renovations to bring world-class new facilities for Ellison and Lipman Buildings are also planned
  • We're creating a dedicated space for our professional support staff in Pandon Building
  • And we’re re-landscaping the quad between the Library and Students’ Union and creating some stunning new community and social spaces for students to enjoy.

A number of Northumbria’s graduates who now work in leading architecture and construction firms will be involved in the development.

Speaking at the announcement of the £52m investment, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Professor Andrew Wathey CBE, said: “In recent years we have launched an ambitious new strategy to transform the University, and have made radical change in our research performance, our student recruitment and experience, alongside significant steps in our partnerships regionally, nationally and internationally. Now is the time to create the environment we need to achieve our vision for 2025, and beyond.

“This investment will sustain a world-class campus for Northumbria that will lead to improvements in student satisfaction and more effective ways of working, and support our evolution into a new kind of excellent university.”

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