Proposed Student Hub design

The University is planning to invest £250 million over 10 years on a number of exciting campus development projects.

12 February 2024

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The University of Portsmouth is launching a three-week public consultation on its revised estates strategy today (12 February).

The University is planning to invest £250 million over 10 years on a number of exciting campus development projects that will create world class learning, teaching and research facilities and enhance connections between the University and the City.

The projects include constructing new landmark buildings, refurbishing existing facilities and creating new public spaces, such as a new Student Hub for improved wellbeing services, a new modern Technology building, a teaching laboratory building and a revised development at the Victoria Park site. 

Work has already begun, with the completion of the award-winning Ravelin Sports Centre that has been recognised as one of the UK's most sustainable sports centres. It has won a series of accolades and awards such as the 2023 IOC IPC IAKS Architecture Prize, the Public Sector Project: Design Stage Award at the BREEAM Awards 2020, and receiving a top rating of ‘Outstanding’ from BREEAM UK, the world’s leading sustainability assessment for building. 

Proposed Technology Building design

Proposed Technology Building design.

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These plans are a major investment by the University to support our strategy to deliver globally recognised research, become one of the UK's leading universities in environmental sustainability and deliver our commitment to enhancing the local community.

The public’s input is invaluable in helping us create an even better teaching, learning and research environment for all which enhances the attractiveness of our city.

Professor Graham Galbraith, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth

Portsmouth residents, local businesses and the general public will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and views on the broad proposals and to help shape planning applications being submitted to Portsmouth City Council. 

Professor Graham Galbraith, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth, said: “We are now approaching a very exciting milestone in the development of our estate, with planning applications for a number of proposed buildings due to be submitted shortly.

“These plans are a major investment by the University to support our strategy to deliver globally recognised research, become one of the UK's leading universities in environmental sustainability and deliver our commitment to enhancing the local community.

“The public’s input is invaluable in helping us create an even better teaching, learning and research environment for all which enhances the attractiveness of our city.”

Proposed Student Hub design

Proposed Student Hub design

The consultation runs until Sunday 3 March with a Community Event on Tuesday 20 February from 4 to 7pm in the University’s Eldon Building. You can register for the free event at: https://campusdevelopment.eventbrite.co.uk 

For more information, to view the designs and leave feedback online, visit the Building Our Future webpage.

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