Welcome to the hub for the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) £200 million transformation plans for the Preston Campus. UCLan’s vision over the next 5 years is to create a unified, sustainable and welcoming campus which will enhance the experience for all those visiting the University.


Transforming the Preston Campus

Interactive Map

Use the cursor to move around campus. Scroll over the map to see where our new buildings will sit on campus and click on them for more information on each project.

Engineering and Innovation Centre

The Engineering Innovation Centre will be a state-of-the-art facility, with integrated teaching and research space. The £30 million building will create an environment that inspires teaching, research and knowledge exchange, establishing UCLan as a leader in engineering innovation.

Harrington and Greenbank Social Space

Situated in the heart of campus, they will provide areas for staff and students to work, socialise and relax. They will be bright, spacious, comfortable and accessible 24-7, with key design features such as glass roofs and indoor hidden gardens, as well as moveable furniture so students can reconfigure the space to suit their needs.

Foster Social Space

Situated in the heart of campus, they will provide areas for staff and students to work, socialise and relax. They will be bright, spacious, comfortable and accessible 24-7, with key design features such as glass roofs and indoor hidden gardens, as well as moveable furniture so students can reconfigure the space to suit their needs.

Student Centre

The Student Centre will form part of an iconic gateway into campus. Housing the majority of student services, the building will also be a welcome to visitors, staff and students alike. A truly multi-purpose building, it has been designed to provide space for UCLan's student support network, a deli, a small museum and space to host corporate and student led events.

New Square

Occupying the space in front of the new Student Centre, the New Square will dominate the landscape and welcome those who visit the University. It will be a space for the community to relax, socialise and host large-scale events. Transforming the landscape the squares will be the final piece in the gateway to Campus.

Oasis: Faith and Spirituality Centre

The University will build a bespoke, purpose-built multi-faith centre for the staff and students at the University. It has been designed after a series of consultations with students and the Students' Union to ensure the best utilisation of the space. Oasis will creates the perfect environment for prayer, contemplation and reflection for all.


Our Projects

Over the next few years we will be transforming the campus with four major projects: The Student Centre and New Square, The Engineering Innovation Centre, The Social Spaces and the Oasis: Faith and Spirituality Centre. Click on the images below to find out the latest information about each of the projects, see the newest images, watch videos and much more.


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