Clifton campus: an inspiring and innovative place to be
Nottingham Trent University's commitment to providing an inspiring teaching, learning and research environment for staff and students, as well as providing an excellent student experience has resulted in the regeneration of the Clifton campus.
The regeneration plans will significantly enhance the reputation of NTU for innovation and sustainability and will help create a working environment that inspires a culture of ambition and community.
Rosalind Franklin building
The former Toyota building is being turned into the Rosalind Franklin building, which has been designed to support the delivery of high quality laboratory classes and student research projects. In addition, the building will house Chemistry research laboratories and will contain high specification equipment and facilities to support innovation projects for a wide range of industry clients. See the gallery at the end of the page for artists impressions of the new Rosalind Franklin building.
In support of the growing, vibrant community of research and research students on the campus there will also be a single Graduate School within the CELS building.
Computing and Informatics and George Eliot Buildings
The optimisation of the Clifton campus estate is also very high on the agenda. The Computing and Informatics Building will become the principal focus of General Purpose Teaching rooms and General Purpose IT accommodation on the campus. To improve it even further the University will also demolish the older and less efficient accommodation, including the George Eliot building.
A new heart of the campus
A new focal heart of the campus is being planned which will provide a reception along with catering and improved social facilities. In addition, further campus development will be seen in improvements to the pedestrian routes around the site and the phased introduction of landscaped areas.
Students' village and sports village
The concept of villages has also been adopted including the students' village and the sports village. Within the Students' Village an attractive six-block, high quality accommodation area has been built forming an eye-catching addition to the front of the campus. This replaces the older accommodation and offices. This new accommodation provides 727 new student rooms. The Benenson building has also been refurbished and reconfigured.
New tennis courts and blue hockey pitch
Meanwhile the Sports Village will see the hockey pitch resurfaced. This will be one of the very few blue pitches in the country, the same colour as the London 2012 Olympics pitches. Some new tennis courts, also in blue, are currently being built.