A street view of the new academic building in the evening

A new future for teaching

Portsmouth’s new landmark connecting the University and city

We're investing £135 million – our largest ever investment – in a new city landmark. This outstanding sustainable and environmentally responsible building will house the Faculty of Business and Law and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. It will have some of the largest teaching spaces on campus.

The academic workspaces are focused around two triple-height atriums – the Park Room and the City Room – each with a large ocular window with fantastic views out to the park, city and the sea.

There will also be a 500 seat lecture theatre that can be hired and used as a spectacular venue for the city. 

New academic building facilities

  • 250-seat and 500-seat lecture theatres
  • Two 150-seat flat classrooms
  • Court room, laboratories and a video production suite
  • Ground floor events and exhibition space
  • Offices and meeting rooms
  • Roof terrace

Key Facts


  • Location: On Anglesey Road, next to the Grade II listed Victoria Park
  • Expected Completion Date: Academic year 2023/2024
  • Cost: £135 M
  • Architects: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS)
Proposed design for our Victoria Park Building

Take a virtual fly-through of the proposed design of our new Victoria Park Building. This 11 storey teaching building has been designed for the future with flexible spaces for interaction, innovation and learning. It will have some of the largest teaching spaces on campus, lecture theatres, a roof terrace and a top floor restaurant.

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