Developing our campus
Over the next few years, we plan to transform our campus, lay the groundwork to meet our teaching, learning and research ambitions, and make a positive impact to the city. We plan to achieve this with a series of high-quality sustainable buildings.
Our Estates Masterplan seeks to
- Improve the connectivity across our campus, creating safe, active and attractive routes for our community and the public
- Make the most of our public spaces, providing welcoming and opening ground floors and facilities that are open to the wider community
- Increase visibility of our activities within our buildings to increase public awareness of what we do
- Consider materials, furniture, lighting and art to create a cohesive public realm
- Coordinate a series of interconnected routes and spaces
The economic, social and environmental sustainability will be at the core of each project, in the design, management of buildings and the external space. We will communicate and engage with staff, students and public as projects develop including open events and sharing plans at city neighbourhood forums. We'll continue to work with Portsmouth City Council as we develop designs.
Download our Estates Masterplan documentation
View both parts of our Estates Masterplan (PDFs).
Find out more about the current building projects underway at the University below.
The facility will have an eight-court sports hall, fitness suite, multi-purpose studios, squash courts, ski simulator and eight-lane 25-metre swimming pool. Swimmers will have views from the pool of the natural green spaces outside, creating the feeling of open-air swimming in the park.
A climbing wall, rising up through the centre of the building, will give climbers stunning views of the other facilities across the centre. Teaching facilities, office space and an underground car park on-site will be available too.
The building was designed to set new standards in sustainability, and will become one of the UK's greenest sports facilities. As part of the development, we'll make improvements to Ravelin Park such as adding new pedestrian routes, an urban orchard, and planting more trees.
The facility will strengthen our connection with the local community, transform an important part of the student experience by promoting better health and wellbeing, and enhance our sport and fitness research and innovation programmes.