'The Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts will provide an arena in which professional artists, the academic community and audiences can cross-fertilise, offering up the thrilling possibility of a uniquely rich and original range of events of the highest quality.'
Sir Richard Attenborough
The generosity of our alumni and friends will be key to our ability to fully realise our plans for the future. We need to provide spaces that will inspire those who live and work in them and will continue to attract the best people to our University. A new building to accommodate the biomedical sciences at Sussex, for example, will enable us to build on our heritage of groundbreaking work in this area and foster interdisciplinary research. Elsewhere, our plans for the new Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, formerly known as the Gardner Arts Centre, will create one of the UK’s most innovative arts research spaces.
A campus for the 21st Century
We have invested £100 million in refurbishing our estate and developing our campus in a way that lives up to the original vision of Sir Basil Spence, the architect who created the University of Sussex campus in the sixties. Our challenge is to ensure the campus evolves in a way that respects the iconic architecture he gave us, while creating an environment that works for students and academics in the 21st century.
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
Formerly the Gardener Centre, the Attenborough Centre will open in 2013 as a creative hub and symbol of Sussex creativity and intellectual agility.
Biomedical Sciences Building
An inspiring new building for Sussex’s world-leading research community to explore the new frontiers of biomedicine