June 19, 2018

Ecoscape UK

New campus masterplan puts Sheffield Hallam University at the heart of the city

Sheffield

Sheffield Hallam University has revealed its new campus masterplan which places it at the heart of the city.

Designed by BDP the masterplan creates a single, sustainable and flexible campus that will allow Sheffield Hallam to achieve its ambition of becoming the world’s leading applied university.

Architect director Sue Emms said: “The masterplan we have helped to create will transform Sheffield Hallam University’s campus. It will be connected, legible and cohesive to create a holistic campus feel and a new gateway to the city of Sheffield. New ways of learning and working are supported by providing the right type of spaces in the right places to promote interdisciplinary collaboration across departments and with partners. Making the university more outward facing will give them a new identity, showcasing their excellence in teaching and research whilst providing them with opportunities to engage more directly with the Sheffield city region.”

The masterplan will deliver exceptional facilities and an estate that enables and encourages a new way of learning, researching and working. The campus will be consolidated with new builds planned alongside refurbishment and redevelopment of existing buildings, creating flexibility and variety to accommodate different student needs.

The first phase of the development will include four new accommodation blocks for a Business School and teaching facilities for the Faculty of Development and Society. The investment also includes refurbishing the Students Union building, creating a University Green and addressing long term maintenance of the existing estate. It will cost £220m and will be delivered over the next four years.

Find out more about the masterplan on the university’s blog site Future Spaces.

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