Further major investment in our academic infrastructure

The University is set to invest a further £48 million in two new academic buildings as part of its ongoing investment in the campus.

The proposed 4 East South (4ES) building will be situated next to 2 East and 4 East to create additional space for research and teaching – principally for the Faculty of Engineering & Design.

The proposed new 10 West Building will be south of 8 West and will provide space for an expanded Department of Psychology, room for future growth in the social sciences, and accommodation for postgraduate students and new research institutes.

Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, Vice-Chancellor, said: “These buildings will help meet demand in an unprecedented period of growth that has seen our full-time undergraduate numbers increase by 55% since 2001, and our research portfolio reach a record high of £106 million.”

“Continued investment in our academic infrastructure provides further evidence of the great confidence we have in our future.”

The University’s Council recently approved the proposal and both buildings sit within the University’s Masterplan.

Work will now start to appoint an architect for each project. The overall programme will be confirmed soon; however the initial aim is that both buildings will be ready for use in 2015, subject to planning approval.

These new facilities will complement the current campus developments which are all progressing well. You can see new footage of the progress inside the new Chancellors’ Building by visiting the construction videos section of the campus investments web pages.

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