Campus investments

The old exterior of The Virgil Building

The Virgil Building

Project details

A £4.5million investment will transform the former police station into a learning zone with office space for student-facing services. The wide-ranging exterior and interior redesign will create study space, training rooms and a coffee bar. Consulting rooms will be provided for meetings with the Careers Service, Student Services and others for advice and guidance.

The building increases our presence in the centre of Bath alongside the Innovation Centre and several students’ residences. It is just a three-minute walk from the central bus and rail stations, and 15 minutes from the main University campus.

Project updates

February 2016

Support and services opening 6 February

Learning commons and café opening 20 February

July 2015

Work is underway to create the new student learning zone and provide a city centre location for student-facing services.

April 2015

University activities begin in The Virgil Building with most of the Finance & Procurement team moving from campus.

October 2014

University purchases freehold of police station.

Further information

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