University unveils first £220m phase of its new masterplan

Sheffield Hallam University is to overhaul its campus through a new masterplan, which will cost around £220m in the first phase.

The first phase of the 15-year masterplan will cost around £220million and will be delivered over the next five years. It includes new buildings for the Business School and social sciences, refurbishing the Students’ Union building known as The HUBS, creating a University Green and improving its current estate.

Subsequent phases will see the campus consolidated including the refurbishment and redevelopment of existing buildings alongside new buildings.

Professor Chris Husbands, Sheffield Hallam University Vice-Chancellor, said: “This is a bold vision for the long-term future of the University‘s estate which will enhance the presence and profile of the University in at the heart of the City Region and support its wider regeneration and development.

“We want to create an exceptional environment in which to learn and work and a welcoming and inclusive environment for visitors to Sheffield. We are uniquely placed at the heart of the city to contribute to its vibrancy and reputation and we want to encourage everyone in the city, not just our staff and students to enjoy our campus by creating attractive public spaces.

“In a shifting and highly competitive landscape students expect exceptional teaching, in an outstanding environment with increased opportunities. Meeting these expectations will demand imagination, as competition – locally, nationally and globally – increases, and resources tighten. The campus masterplan will provide the foundation and infrastructure required to deliver our ambition.”