5 February 2020

The shortlisted designs for the new University academic building next to Victoria Park have been revealed for staff and student feedback.

Five international architects were shortlisted to proceed to the next stage of the RIBA International Design Competition in July.

About the new academic building

The new building on the site of the former Victoria Swimming Baths will bring together the Faculty of Business and Law with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The new building will also provide student support services, general administrative space and public space on the ground floor.

A panel comprising senior University staff and a Governor will evaluate the design submissions and select the successful multi-disciplinary design team at the end of this month.

The new building is part of the University’s ambitious £400 million Estate Masterplan to be delivered over the next 10 years, including a new indoor Sports Facility in Ravelin Park.

The winning design should be announced by the end of November.