The University of Reading has a proven track record of creating excellent teaching and research facilities. Over recent years, we have made significant investments into the provision of first-class facilities, including student accommodation and contemporary teaching spaces.
The 2026: TRANSFORM programme will see a further £200 million invested into the improvement of our campus sites.
Many of these projects stem directly from student feedback, such as the need for more study space and better technical resources. Other key initiatives address the importance of sustainability, with projects focusing on energy efficiency and the reduction of our carbon emissions.
While these plans focus on our long-term ambitions, we will be taking great care to minimise the risk of disruption for students currently studying at the University.
To a university student, a library becomes more than an ordinary building. Libraries are integral to the student journey, helping to stimulate learning and development.
This is why we are investing over £40 million into the modernisation of our Library. We want the Library to be a vibrant focal point of our Whiteknights campus. The project began in summer 2016 and is scheduled for completion late-2019.
Health & Life Sciences Building
We have seen a lot of growth within our Life Sciences faculty over recent times – for instance, our School of Biological Sciences has attracted larger numbers of students over the past few years.
We need to upgrade our facilities -to match this demand. An investment of over £55 million is proposed to reconfigure our teaching space.
The 3sixty nightclub is at the heart of our Students’ Union – it’s where our students come together for club nights, special events and more, with maybe a drink or two thrown into the mix.
We are investing almost £2.9m into improving the club’s facilities, with upgrades set to improve audio and visual equipment, accessibility, general facilities and décor.
JJ Thomson lecture theatres
The University will invest approximately £2.9 million into increasing seating capacity and improving the interior of each lecture theatre. New seating, lighting and audio-visual systems will be installed, along with automated doors for ease of access.