One of the key goals in our Masterplan is to create an accessible campus that welcomes the wider community, to deliver a place where people feel at ease and to reinforce our connections with the city and wider region. We want to consolidate our existing footprint and invite you to join our community without encroaching into local city spaces.
The University is one of the largest in the UK and already makes a significant contribution to Preston and Lancashire. Our students bring in over £200 million to the local economy each year and we want our new facilities to attract and retain new talent. We aim to work with local stakeholders to drive investment into the city, help regenerate the local economy and create open conversations with neighbours that make the University accessible to all.
Although our primary focus is on the Masterplan, as a civic and economic anchor we want to support the development of Preston as a whole and fully recognise the need for all partners to continue to work together to deliver the transformational change.
In early 2015 we undertook a month-long public engagement process to gather views on our Masterplan proposals.
In order to inform our final Masterplan document a range of engagement activities were undertaken including four Masterplan exhibition events, an online survey and the direct mailing of 64,000 properties in the PR1 and PR2 postcodes. We are very grateful for the input and ideas of over 1,000 people took part in the engagement process and who have helped to shape our plans.
View the detailed summary of the feedback from the engagement process, together with the University’s responses to individual questions here: UCLan_Masterplan_Report_public_engagement
We will continue to undertake these public engagement activities as we move through the first phase of the Masterplan. If you have any further questions or comments, please get in touch with us via email: UCLanMasterplan@uclan.ac.uk, twitter @UCLanMasterplan or comment on the relevant article on this website.
Listen to an audio description of the UCLan Masterplan