Development of the site will honour and build on its renowned academic heritage while transforming it into a modern and sustainable place to learn and work. It will also provide high quality public spaces with improved links to the city.
Rejuvenating the Old Press/Mill Lane site will activate an important and underused public space within the city centre, combining academic facilities and public spaces activated with cafes and restaurants to promote everyday interactions between the University and the city.
The site will create a brand new district and sustainable extension to the city, centred around a mixed academic and urban community, and offering a high quality of life to enhance both the city and the University.
The site is being expanded to provide more space for world-class biomedical research, patient care and education. The campus is being designed as an urban healthcare village with excellent links to the city centre and the addition of a 121-acre country park.