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.

There is a reference for our campus map as well as a link to the Multimap website for each location.

Downloadable information

The list is not intended to be exhaustive - if you cannot find the buidling you are looking for, there is an alphabetical list of University buildings on our campus map. You can download this map and our Visitors' Guide using the links at the bottom of the page.

Arts Tower

Photo: Arts Tower

Western Bank
S10 2TN

Campus map grid reference: D2
Map number: 104

Multimap - location of Arts Tower

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

Photo: Firth Court

Western Bank
S10 2TN

Campus map grid reference: D3
Map number: 105

Multimap - location of Firth Court

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

Photo: ICOSS building

219 Portobello Street
S1 4DP

Campus map grid reference: G3
Map number: 197

Multimap - location of ICOSS building

The Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences houses up to 100 researchers in fields such as Criminology and Health and Social Care. The link below will open in a new window.

ICOSS website - find out more about ICOSS

Sir Frederick Mappin Building

Photo: Sir Frederick Mappin Building

Mappin Street
S1 3JD

Campus map grid reference: H2
Map number: 170

Multimap - location of Mappin building

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

Information Commons

Photo: Information Commons

44 Leavygreave Road
S3 7RD

Campus map grid reference: E3
Map number: 133

Multimap - location of 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. The link below will open in a new window.

Information Commons - find out more