Campus Investments – Annual Review 2016/17

Over the last 10 years we’ve invested over £150 million in our facilities to ensure that our students have access to some of the most modern teaching spaces in the country. Last year we invested £28 million in improving our campus infrastructure and teaching resources.

Chesterfield campus opens

Chesterfield campus at night

Our new £6.9 million campus in Chesterfield was officially opened in October 2016. The Grade II listed

building, formerly the St Helena Girls Grammar School, provides modern facilities for healthcare, engineering, IT and business courses. It also includes an innovation centre with six business incubation units to support economic growth in the town.

Multi-million STEM building completed

A £12 million extension to our Markeaton Street campus will provide an extra 4,200mof teaching space for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects. Practical teaching spaces will be available for our new MEng, electrical and electronics engineering, and computer networking programmes. An accessible roof space will also provide new opportunities for teaching communications technology and sustainable engineering practices, such as renewable energy systems and water harvesting. The building will be officially opened in September 2017 by HRH The Earl of Wessex.

City centre living for students

A new hall of residence close to Derby city centre opened in September 2016. Cathedral Court provides housing for more than 350 students and is the latest addition to the Derby Student Residences Limited (DSRL) portfolio. Another new hall of residence, Agard Court, is currently under construction next to One Friar Gate Square, home of the Derby Law School, and will open in 2018.

New Fashion and Textiles studios

Specialist facilities for Fashion and Textiles opened in September 2016, close to our Markeaton Street and Britannia Mill sites in Derby. Covering 1,100m2, the £3 million redevelopment features airy studio spaces, industrial textiles equipment, tutorial and breakout areas, CAD facilities and offices.

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