Plans submitted for two new academic buildings

New developments to meet growing demand for research and teaching

As announced by the Vice-Chancellor at last week’s Let's Talk, the University has submitted planning applications for two new academic buildings, currently named 10 West and 4 East South.

These two new buildings, costing a combined total of £53million, demonstrate our commitment to investing in our future and strengthening our reputation for research and teaching excellence.

10W Entrance View

Architect's drawing of 10W (entrance view)

10 West will provide space to co-locate the Department of Psychology which is growing rapidly.  There will also be capacity to accommodate other activities. The L-shaped building will be positioned adjacent to the School of Management (8 West).

4ES (south view)
Architect's drawing of 4ES (south view)

4 East South will create teaching space for the Faculty of Engineering & Design, as well as house a new Computing Services Data Centre. It will be built to the south of 4 East and 8 East, facing out onto the University Park.

The new buildings will take the recent investment in our campus to over £150million and are part of our Campus Masterplan.

We hope to receive a decision from Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES) Council in the coming months with the aim to have both buildings operational by September 2015. Copies of the planning applications can be viewed on the B&NES Council website:

Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, Vice-Chancellor, said: “Continuing to invest in our campus will help us to grow our international reputation for excellence.

“It will also provide further opportunities to look again at the spaces released by the new buildings and to refresh those areas for new use.”

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