Nancy Astor Building
The Nancy Astor Building provides clinical skills areas for nursing students to train in replicas of NHS wards and emergency departments, teaching rooms and the UPSU Sports Centre.
Situated on the eastern edge of our city-centre campus, it overlooks the historical Drake's Reservoir and is next to the beautiful Drake's Place gardens. Nancy Astor also houses Reservoir Cafe, the perfect stop for vegetarian and vegan food. 

The building is named after the inspirational Nancy Astor, the first woman to serve as a member of the House of Commons and MP of Plymouth Sutton between 1919 and 1945.

The University is committed to discouraging the use of private cars, however, it continues to permit very limited car parking on campus for staff and visitors who hold a blue badge.
Only students with mobility impairment will normally be permitted to park on the Plymouth campus.
The University operates a Parking Charge Notice (PCN) enforcement system to assist in maintaining an orderly and safe parking facility on its campus. The enforcement system is managed and operated in partnership with First parking LLP and the security department at the University.
Alternative parking can be found in Drake Circus shopping mall and the Regent Street car park nearby. Charges apply.

If we are experiencing technical difficulties with any of our University of Plymouth lifts, you will be able to check their status and find more information about them on our lift status page.

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