Investing in teaching and research

Since 2007 we have invested £150 million in regenerating and expanding our campus, including teaching and research spaces such as the Jubilee and Fulton buildings, and the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (formerly the Gardner Arts Centre).

Jubilee Square, one of the more recent building developments on campus

To retain our position as one of the world’s leading academic institutions and to attract the best researchers and teaching staff, we need to offer state-of-the-art facilities.

Opened in September 2012, the £29 million Jubilee Building is home to the School of Business, Management and Economics. Facilities include a 500-seat lecture theatre (the largest on campus), a smaller 60-seat lecture theatre, seminar rooms, a café/social space with adjacent flexible workspace, and 120 offices.

In 2017, we will complete work on a state-of-the-art engineering and robotics centre. The refurbishment of Chichester I has created a new student-focused hub, with a suite of high-specification computers and new teaching and project workspaces.

The newly founded Computing, Robotics, Electronics and Mechatronics (CREaM) Centre in the building will allow students to learn about advancements in robotics and autonomous systems, working with the latest technologies behind innovations such as auto-pilots, drones, space robotics and driverless cars.

The refurbishment of Chichester I also includes a transformation of the ground-floor layout and facilities, and improved access to the main entrance as well as throughout the building.

In the coming years, we hope to create eight new academic and research buildings providing 42,000 square metres of new teaching and research facilities on campus. A key part of the redevelopment will be a new space to provide a collaborative and explorative research and learning centre housing the diverse disciplines that make up the School of Life Sciences.


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