Northumbria University in £52m expansion

Northumbria University in £52m expansion

Northumbria University is set to invest £52m over the next two years as it expands its city centre campus.

Building on the £200m invested in its city and coach Lane campuses over the last 10 years, the university is now planning a number of major projects to transform its city campus.

The investment includes:

  • The transformation of the area around Northumbria’s Students’ Union and Library
  • Two new state-of-the-art new buildings for computing and information sciences and architecture and built environment courses
  • The demolition of Rutherford Hall to create a new building for computing students
  • The refurbishment of the historic 18th century Sutherland Building and the Ellison Building
  • The transformation of the Pandon Building into a dedicated base for staff
    • Work on all of these projects will begin over the coming months, with most expected to be complete and ready for teaching from September 2018.

      A number of Northumbria’s graduates who now work in leading architecture and construction firms will be involved in the development, using the skills they learned at the University to create the new spaces to benefit current and future students.

      Vice-chancellor and chief executive, Prof 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.”

      Below you can see a sneak peek of the new building for Department of Computer and Information Sciences: