Middlesbrough-based Teesside University said it launched a programme of investment which will see £300 million spent to transform its campus over the next 10 years.
Campus masterplan developments will be completed in structured phases, with Phase 1 already underway with the final stage of the £7 million library refurbishment and the development of the former Gazette building on Borough Road which the University acquired earlier this year.
Teesside University said it has invested £270 million in the campus in recent years and the new plan will take spending on the campus infrastructure beyond half a billion pounds.
Vice-Chancellor and chief executive, Professor Paul Croney said: “The University is delighted to launch its Campus Masterplan.
“This programme of investment will transform the campus over the next decade and reinforces our commitment to providing an outstanding student and learning experience.
“We look forward to continuing to work with our partners in the Tees Valley and North East, to make Middlesbrough an exciting and appealing destination for students from across the world.”
Phase 1 includes:
- A £10 million Student Life Building to bring all student-facing services together in one location.
- The first phase of creating a new home for the Teesside University Business School which will see £6 million spent. Phase 2 will involve a further £15 million investment.
- Significant transformation of student accommodation, with £83 million invested.
- The £22.3 million National Horizons Centre, a biomedical research, education and teaching facility at the University’s Darlington campus.