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Building a Better Northumbria

Northumbria University has announced plans to invest £52 million over the next two years to make significant improvements to its Newcastle city centre campus.

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

  • We’re creating a new Student Central zone around Northumbria’s Students’ Union and Library that will bring together all student-facing services, such as the careers, welfare and international support in one area in the heart of the campus
  • Two new state-of-the-art new buildings will be constructed to bring major benefits for students on computing and information sciences and architecture and built environment courses
  • 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.

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.”

What will be happening?

Take a sneak peek at what's coming for Computing and Information Sciences

When will it happen? 

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