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Phase 1 of our Campus Masterplan begins

Thursday 01 November 2018

Earlier this year, we revealed our Campus Masterplan; a 20-year vision which will support our ambition to become the world's leading applied university.

The 20 year plan consists of four stages, each lasting five years. The first phase will cost around £220 million, and includes the construction of new buildings with teaching facilities and staff workplaces for the Sheffield Business School and the College of Social Sciences and Arts. The long-term aim of the Campus Masterplan is to develop an exceptional environment in which to learn and work as well as to create a welcoming and inclusive space for visitors to Sheffield. We are uniquely placed at the heart of the city to contribute to its vibrancy and reputation and we want to encourage everyone, not just our staff and students, to enjoy our campus by creating attractive public spaces.

The first phase, to be rolled out over the next five years, consists of the following developments:

  • Creation of new public realm green space at the heart of the campus, the University Green.
  • Investment in Collegiate Campus to support the needs of the College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences.
  • Work on the long-term maintenance of the existing estate, including a major refurbishment of the upper floors of Owen Building to create a new hub for Professional Services. The majority of this work will take place in later phases.
  • Demolition of the Howard and Surrey buildings in preparation for Phase 2 activity.

The new University Green will create a link to our Students Union from Howard Street. This will bring our student and staff communities closer together and encourage more interdisciplinary working.

Speaking about the impact of the Campus Masterplan, Professor Sally Wade, Deputy Dean from the College of Business, Technology and Engineering said, “When Howard Street opens up it’s going to provide a gateway not only for staff and students, but also for the public and people who come to Sheffield because of its creative and cultural industries."

Our long-term ambition of the 20-year plan is to move away from Collegiate Campus, and have a single, flexible and vibrant campus located in Sheffield City Centre.

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