Campus landmarks

The University campus contains many distinctive buildings, spread over a large part of the south-west of Sheffield.


To help you locate and recognise them when you arrive, we have produced an overview of some of the most prominent buildings.

Downloadable information

If you cannot find the building you are looking for, there is an alphabetical list of University buildings on one of our campus maps.

Campus tours

We run regular campus tours both as a part of our open days, with additional campus tours running throughout the year.

Undergraduate visitors

Postgraduate visitors

Mature student visitors

Arts Tower

An image of the Art Tower from Western park

At 22 storeys, one of the UK's tallest academic buildings and a convenient landmark when navigating to, and finding your way around, the campus

Firth Court

External shot of the Firth Court building.

One of the oldest and most distinctive buildings on campus. Opened in 1905, it originally housed most of the departments in the University.

ICOSS building 

ICOSS building in the evening, at the University of Sheffield

The Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences houses up to 100 researchers in fields such as Criminology and Health and Social Care.

Sir Frederick Mappin Building

The mappin building looking from the front.

Opened in 1904, the Sir Frederick Mappin Building houses the departments of Mechanical Engineering and Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

Information Commons

Information Commons

Our new Information Commons combines IT resources with library facilities and a range of study spaces. It's open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Coronavirus - campus access

Check our coronavirus information pages for the latest on access to University buildings.

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