Scott Building

The Scott Building is located opposite Drake Circus Shopping Centre and adjacent to the Roland Levinsky Building in the heart of Plymouth city centre. For more information on how to find us, see Plymouth maps and travel.

University of Plymouth,
Drake Circus,

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.

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 

Points of interest


Book Binding and Illustration Studio


Illustration Studio

Letterpress and Typography 

Photographic Studio



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Letterpress studio

“The digital age has removed us from the hands-on, tactile art of printing,” says University of Plymouth's letterpress technician Paul Collier. But the traditional practice of letterpress printing is alive and well at Plymouth.

The University has one of the UK’s last moveable-type printing workshops, where students can learn a traditional craft that‘s proven it has enduring appeal.

Captain Robert Falcon Scott

Named after Captain Robert Falcon Scott, CVO (6 June 1868 - c29 March 1912) born in Plymouth, was a Royal Navy Officer and explorer, who led two expeditions of scientific exploration to the then unknown Antarctic Continent: the Discovery Expedition, 1901-1904, and the Terra Nova Expedition, 1910-1913. The Terra Nova Expedition carried out the most comprehensive scientific programme yet undertaken in the Antarctic. Scott also led a party of five which reached the South Pole on 17 January 1912, only to find they had been preceded by Roald Amundsen's Norwegian expedition. On their return journey Scott and his four comrades all perished from a combination of exhaustion, starvation and extreme cold. Findings from this Expedition were the first to support the theory of Continental Drift, and many of the records are still being used in science today.

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