We want to be a vibrant, thriving and global institution by our centenary in 2026.
This requires creating facilities that encourage the best teaching, learning and research experience. As we work through our programme of ongoing projects, we will also be identifying new opportunities to invest and work on proposals to deliver better infrastructure and facilities in the near future.
Please note that projects listed here have not been formally approved and/or will be in early stages of planning and development.
QUADS LANDSCAPE AND CAMPUS ROUTES
The University is proposing a series of improvements to enhance the public spaces at the heart of its Whiteknights campus.
These proposals are made up of two separate but closely related projects. The first is focused on improvements to the quads outside the Palmer building, URS and the Library – to create a more vibrant focal point at the centre of the campus. The second project will create an integrated series of routes that facilitate safe and enjoyable walking and cycling on the campus.
HeNley Business School Complex
Student uptake for Henley Business School is consistently high year on year, and with having more students based at Whiteknights campus, extra space becomes a necessity.
Approximately £31 million will be invested into the creation of additional teaching and learning space at Henley Business School. As well minor improvements to space within its current site, a brand new teaching block will also be created.
The £35 million refurbishment of the URS building is on hold as the University reconsiders its plans following a listing decision by Historic England.
As an example of Brutalist architecture, URS received a Grade 2 listing from Historic England in 2016. The full implications of this decision are being assessed by the redevelopment design team.