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Our central campus

Our central campus is located on the west side of the city centre, but it is divided by Upper Hanover Street, a north-south section of the A61 city ring road, as well as two other significant east-west roads, Western Bank and Brook Hill.

The campus is composed of an eclectic mix of buildings, from the ‘red brick university' Victorian style, to classic modernism, to contemporary international. We also have a number of listed buildings within our campus, such as The Arts Tower, Firth Court and Western Bank Library. This creates a very interesting and highly visible built environment, but also creates challenges in creating a coherent identity, especially on arrival.

A number of new developments have been recently completed. These include the award-winning Students' Union building and the Pam Liversidge Building (part of the Faculty of Engineering), whilst under way are a new multi-storey car park on Durham Road, and the £81 million Diamond building, our largest ever capital investment in teaching and learning which will be completed in September 2015.

In order to maintain our ongoing success as a world-class university and to accommodate increasing numbers of students, we need to grow. Further potential development sites have been identified in both the Hounsfield and Portobello areas.

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