Realising the vision

Future Technology Centre

A £12 million new development in the heart of our city centre campus


The new £12M Future Technology Centre (FTC) is an impressive facility. University of Portsmouth students will become innovative engineers of the future through hands-on experience of specialist technology to develop creative answers to global challenges.

The University of Portsmouth received a £5 million cash injection from Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), which will go towards equipping the facility to the highest standard.

Located in the northern quarter, the new FTC will be built as an extension to the east side of Portland building, in keeping with the surrounding architecture. Students will benefit from real life projects as the FTC opens its doors for companies to access its advanced facilities and specialist equipment.

The FTC will capitalise on its relationships with local industry that will bring together the University's expertise from within academia and industry. The BEng (Hons) Innovation Engineering and MEng Innovation Engineering courses will teach a range of engineering fundamentals combined with a variety of projects that answer real world problems in health, humanitarianism and the environment.

This builds on our long-standing expertise in engineering at the University of Portsmouth.


University Campus, Northern Quarter


Four floors, 1,500m2

Work begins

June 2016


Summer 2017




Brymor Construction Ltd


Image of the site from above

An aerial view of the site, Buckingham Building to the left of the image, Portland Building and courtyard in the centre.

Image of the Portland Building

A view of Portland Building with the site of the proposed Future Technology Centre on the right of the image.

Latest News

October 2016

Future Technology Centre UPDATE: Issue 6

September 2016

Future Technology Centre UPDATE: Issue 5

July 2016

Future Technology Centre UPDATE: Issue 4

June 2016

Future Technology Centre UPDATE: Issue 3

May 2016

Future Technology Centre UPDATE: Issue 2

April 2016

Future Technology Centre UPDATE: Issue 1

December 2014

£5million Grant for Future Technology Centre