In 2015, the University announced its intention to create historic and transformational change at its Preston Campus through a £200 million Campus Masterplan development. The delivery of the first phase, including new buildings, green spaces, class-leading technologies and infrastructure has now moved from a planning phase to development.
At the heart of the scheme a new Student Centre linked with a new public square will draw together the University with the City like never before. The long-term vision is to spark a major focus on regeneration and business investment in the University quarter, reinforce the University’s ties to the local community and create wider benefits for Preston and beyond.
The new facilities will attract and retain new talent and create a cutting-edge environment that showcases UCLan’s key principles of openness, transparency and accessibility, whilst developing a skilled workforce which meets local, national and international needs.
The opening of the £32 million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) will be a major milestone in the completion Campus Masterplan, alongside two new Social Spaces facilities which will improve the campus experience and provide a place for staff and students to come together in a relaxed environment. UCLan is also working with the Students’ Union to create a new £1 million bespoke multi-faith and spirituality centre to be completed by Autumn 2017, which will create the perfect environment for prayer, contemplation and reflection for all.