Victoria Park Building at night

A new future for teaching

A new landmark building enabling improved connections between the university and city 

We're investing £135 million – our largest ever investment – into a stunning new academic building designed for the future. With large flexible spaces for teaching, research and collaboration, it will be a new learning facility for all and home to the Faculty of Business and Law and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Set in a Grade II listed Victorian park, work spaces are focused around two triple height atriums with fantastic views of the city and sea.


This building will also be a progressive sustainable building, ambitious to be net carbon ready and achieve a top rating of ‘Outstanding’ from BREEAM UK, the world’s leading sustainability assessment for buildings.  Designed to be environmentally responsible, it will be a smart energy building that will maximise natural light by enabling daylight deep into its heart. Photovoltaic panels cover the angled roof, producing renewable power and a high performing façade will manage heat and light.  

New academic building facilities

  • 250-seat and 500-seat lecture theatres
  • Two 150-seat flat classrooms
  • Ground floor events and exhibition space
  • Offices and meeting rooms
  • Rooftop restaurant and terrace

Key Facts



Proposed design for our Victoria Park Building

Take a virtual flythrough of Victoria Park Building

Take a virtual fly-through of the proposed design of our new Victoria Park Building. This 12-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.

Explore our design presentation for more detail about this exciting project. We welcome your comments.

View design presentation slides (PDF)

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