The Campus Masterplan, developed in 2004, provides a planning framework that will support an ambitious programme of building and regeneration for Sussex, in line with our academic mission and plans for strategic development.
The plan helps us to develop the best aspects of Sir Basil Spence's original vision for the site, with interlocking courtyard and with trees and landscape still dominant. The approach recognises that our estate requires sensitive regeneration, while implementing a building programme that will modernise and improve the look and feel of campus.
Our Estates and Facilities Management team has worked in collaboration with English Heritage and Brighton and Hove City Council to develop a shared agreement that ensures that our architectural legacy is not compromised.
The Masterplan provides a robust framework for development over the next 30 years, and is sufficiently flexible to accommodate the University's needs as they develop over time. The over-riding aim is that growth is managed in a coherent manner so that the ultimate result is a campus that continues to be greater than the sum of its parts.
More information can be found in University Council papers for summer 2007 (staff can access this on Committees section of Sussex Direct).