Campus masterplan: re-imagining the next generation campus

A multidimensional campus

From individual to civic impact

Investing in our estate and its environment is vital. Our buildings and spaces support the creation and sharing of knowledge but also the social fabric and wellbeing of everyone – students, staff and visitors. Our Campus Masterplan is supporting investment to create an inspiring, progressive and sustainable environment in the heart of our vibrant city.

Sustaining collaboration 

Our mission is to advance knowledge and transform lives. Our campus must support excellence and enhance collaboration to achieve this. Blending state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities with attractive casual and social spaces the aim is to facilitate creativity and the sharing of ideas and knowledge.

Welcome to Intercity Place 

“This forms an important part of the University’s ambitious estate plans which will transform the campus and reimagine university teaching and research spaces for the 21st century. The station scheme is an important part of these plans and will significantly improve this notable city landmark so that it becomes an exciting gateway into Plymouth. As a new home for allied health professions and nursing/midwifery, this builds on our already strong health credentials by making a significant investment in educating tomorrow’s health professionals for the region and beyond.”

Professor Judith Petts CBE, University of Plymouth Vice-Chancellor

Intercity Place - view from Armada Way

View of southeast corner from new station approach, with gleaming bronze anodised pleated facade

Intercity Place development programme

Our development programme will see the area around Plymouth railway station transformed into a new approach to the city. We plan to change the use of the former Intercity House from offices to teaching, research and social space, with areas to showcase staff and student work. 

First choice for health

Intercity Place will house inter-professional clinical skills facilities for the University’s Allied Health Professions and Nursing/Midwifery as well as additional educational services, enabling staff to be working together in one location to support the future health workforce. The building will be refurbished throughout and the exterior rejuvenated to become a welcoming entrance to Britain's Ocean City.

Transformation in bronze

MICA are delighted to be working with the University of Plymouth on the exciting transformation of a prominent Plymouth landmark. Our design transforms the 10-storey station building with a new gleaming bronze anodised, pleated facade that supports a low energy strategy for the high performing academic building.

Stuart Cade, Director and lead architect at MICA

Project commencement

The project has the backing of the Heart of the SW LEP, Cornwall Council, the Department for Transport and the Cabinet Office, as well as Plymouth City Council, Network Rail and Great Western Railway. 

Upon receipt of planning consent, work on Intercity Place is due to commence in early 2020 and to be completed by February 2021.

Read more about the Intercity Place development in the news release, 22 May 2019.

Over the next ten years the University will be significantly investing in its campus to ensure a first-class learning, research and working environment befitting of a leading university.

The Campus Masterplan consists of a number of proposed developments and refurbishments which will be phased over a 10-year period.

Vision for a new engineering building

This landmark building will be situated next to Babbage and will provide a new home for engineering in Plymouth, providing the environment and foundations for our teaching and research into the next decade.

“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.” Professor Deborah Greaves OBE, Head of school.

Learn more about the new facility

Our campus will be designed for teaching, working, living and socialising in the 21st century - nurturing excellence, inspiration and creativity. 

It will be a showcase for the interesting and ground-breaking work that the University undertakes. Work is being planned and resourced in order to begin development which will be carried out in distinct phases over the next ten years.

This will include the development of new teaching, learning, research, social and green spaces, as well as the maintenance and refurbishment of our existing space as we seek to enhance our sense of place and the public realm, improve navigability and promote our leading sustainability values.

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