Cookworthy building

The Cookworthy Building is located just off main-campus and entrance to the building is on Hampton Street, which can be found where Charles Cross roundabout and Ebrington Street meet. It is a five-minute walk from campus. For more information on how to find us, see Plymouth maps and travel.


Postal address:

Cookworthy Building,
Drake Circus,
Plymouth,
PL4 8AA

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 – in recognition of the fact that some do not have a realistic transport alternative.  

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. For more information please contact visitorparking@plymouth.ac.uk

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.

If you wish to report an issue with a lift that is not listed, please get in touch with us on +44 1752 588588 or email us at estateshelp@plymouth.ac.uk.

Bloomberg Interactive Studio

Located in the Cookworthy Building is state of the art Bloomberg Lab which holds 11 Bloomberg Terminals available for student use seven days a week. The room offers large screen TVs which allow sessions to take place and for the classes to be held for students to learn and engage with the software available.

The terminals allow students the opportunity to take an introductory course, called the ‘Bloomberg Market Concepts’ – this online course guides students through with videos and questions throughout. All of the available courses are created and awarded by the Bloomberg Institute allowing students to add this onto their CV and be provided with a certificate of completion.

Find out more about the Bloomberg Interactive Studio

William Cookworthy 

A well-known 18th-century Quaker entrepreneur and chemist, William Cookworthy (1705-1780) who among other things discovered china clay in Cornwall, and made the first true English porcelain in his factory in Plymouth.

Cookworthy was born in Kingsbridge and was an associate of John Smeaton who lodged at his house when he was engaged in the building of the third Eddystone Lighthouse (1756-1759). Cookworthy helped him with the development of hydraulic lime which was essential to the successful building of the lighthouse.