Last month we launched the Sheffield Hallam University Campus Masterplan, an ambitious vision to transform the gateway to the city.

Our campus masterplan provides a framework for our estate over 20 years and aims to create a sustainable and flexible campus focused around our city centre heart that will support our ambition as the world’s leading applied university.

The first phase will be rolled out over the next five years will see us invest around £220 million into the campus, changing the face of the entrance to the city with the following planned activity:

  • the construction of new buildings for the Business School and departments from within the Faculty of Development and Society on Howard Street, on the current site of the Science park and car park
  • the creation of new public realm green space at the heart of our campus creating a new link to the Students Union Building
  • refurbishment of the Students Union building, The Hubs
  • the end of phase 1 will see us demolish the Howard and Surrey buildings in preparation of phase 2 activity to build a new entrance to Owen Building.

These developments will enable us to provide sector-leading, high-quality facilities for learning and teaching, respond to sector changes and achieve outstanding outcomes for our students, our staff and our city.

We take our responsibility for shaping the gateway to the city seriously; we are uniquely placed to contribute to Sheffield’s vibrancy and reputation. Part of our ambition is to create a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for visitors to Sheffield. Hallam has played an important part in the city’s creative and innovative success and proud history. It is known worldwide for its contribution to manufacturing and booming industry; Sheffield steel built machines that have changed the world.

As the digitally-driven economy emerges, the city and the region are re-making themselves; Hallam’s transformative campus masterplan will enhance the visibility, engagement and profile of the university in the Sheffield City Region, supporting its wider regeneration and development. By shining a spotlight on Sheffield we will enable collaborative and partnership working helping local businesses grow, boosting the economy of the region.

This week the Director of Estates, Daniel Ladbury is attending MIPIM, a real estate exhibition and conference event as part of the Sheffield City Region. He will share our campus masterplan and identify potential collaboration and investment partnering opportunities from the 24,000 international property professionals attending.