University Board approves further £25 million investment in student teaching facilities
Posted on Wednesday 4th March 2015
Hot on the heels of the most rapid growth in student applications of any university in the UK (up 25% on last year), at its meeting on 17 February 2015 the Board of Governors agreed to spend a further £25m on new facilities.
The investment will begin with a new £10m facility for Science and Engineering (picture below) to be completed next year along with the formation, at a cost of over c. £3m, of a new Health Sciences Faculty to teach biomedical sciences and subjects allied to health and dentistry will also open in 2016.
2017 will see the total redevelopment on campus of the former sports hall into a Creative Industries and Technologies Centre costing a further £3m to house our industry leading special effects courses.
The Law School, having experienced considerable growth since its inception five years ago will have an investment of a further £2m in the prestigious new centre. This is on top of its superb existing courtroom facilities developed two years ago.
The Centre for Institutional Advancement working on both our development agenda and our new Corporate Social Responsibility Programme, to help progression to higher education from the most socially disadvantaged groups, will similarly have new facilities alongside the new University of Bolton Alumni Club costing c. £2m.
2016 will also see the development of new all-weather sports facilities on the main campus for use jointly by the University, the UTC and Bolton Sixth Form College costing c. £3m. There will be major refurbishment of existing facilities in T building and relocations across the campus as new facilities make space for remodelling costing c. £2m, including the UTC public realm (also pictured above).
Vice Chancellor, Prof George E Holmes said:
"In all, when linked to the £10m UTC opening this year, the proposed £40m student village, and now with this further investment of £25m - it's a really exciting time to be leading the University"