The new engineering and design facility will provide a state-of-the-art space to inspire creativity, innovation and collaboration from our engineering and design pioneers of tomorrow.
Situated on the western edge of our city centre campus, the landmark facility will transform the teaching capacity and research capability of the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics and School of Art, Design and Architecture.
Through exemplary social, research and teaching spaces, it will facilitate a new depth of collaboration across related subject areas, facilitating brilliant minds coming together and solving real-world issues.
Housing contemporary specialist equipment and laboratories, it will bring engineering, science and the arts together, enabling holistic and creative approaches to problem-solving to address some of the world’s biggest issues, such as climate change and healthcare.
Dedicated to teaching and research, the facility will see STEAM – science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics – subjects come together to support academic collaboration and innovation.
"Plymouth is undergoing something of a creative revolution. It is bringing design and digital innovation to the fore and ensuring the city’s creative sector can offer new opportunities, spaces and skills. This new facility will enhance the University’s place at the forefront of that, and mean we can continue to attract and nurture the design stars of the future."
Professor Chris Bennewith, Head of the School of Art, Design and Architecture
“This new building will offer a state-of-the-art setting to inspire the engineers of tomorrow, giving us the ultimate place to bring together students, academics and industry in an environment that not only benefits them but also society as a whole.”
School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
Our team of 100 staff work in the disciplines of engineering, computing, mathematics and navigation. We carry out research in fields from renewable energy to pure mathematics, robotics and cyber security.
School of Art, Design and Architecture
We offer high-quality, student-centred degrees, postgraduate programmes and research opportunities focused on adaptability and relevance to today’s cultural industries. Learn from industry-leading experts in our state-of-the-art facilities. Get hands-on and practical experience from the leading minds of the business and immerse yourself in a vibrant creative community.
Re-imagining the next generation campus
The new engineering and design facility is a key part of our 10-year masterplan that will revitalise our campus and its surrounding area.
“This is a landmark project that will have a number of significant benefits for the University and wider community. Over the past decade and more, we have invested in our estate and created outstanding research and teaching facilities in the arts and health, ocean science and sustainability. This project will enable us to build on our existing expertise in engineering and design, and provide staff and students with a facility that matches their aspirations and enables them to push the boundaries in addressing real-world challenges.”
Professor Judith Petts CBE, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Plymouth