Campus transformation

Find out how NTU is transforming its learning and teaching environment to create an inspiring and innovative culture, capable of shaping lives and society.

Over the past 10 years, we’ve invested £350 million across all our campuses. Our libraries have a brand new look, we’ve revamped historic buildings and built state-of-the-art new facilities, plus we’re proud to be one of the most sustainable universities in the world.

City Campus

Current developments

Enterprise Innovation Centre (EIC)

The EIC will act as a base for all of the University’s enterprise activities and will create a dynamic learning environment, where students and graduate entrepreneurs can interact and collaborate with academics, researchers, small growing businesses and larger companies. The centre will be completed in 2020.

Completed developments

University Hall

Conversion of a former Wesleyan Chapel on Shakespeare Street into a venue for graduation ceremonies and other prestigious events is now complete. The renovation works included a new contemporary extension to house the music centre and a dining area. The building is now open for use.

Clifton Campus

Current developments

Medical Technologies Innovation Centre (MTIF)

This new multi-disciplinary research and development building will enable early stage research and development in medical technology with a strong focus on medical devices. MTIF is due for completion in summer 2020.

MTIF Boots

This new building will form part of a duel site facility over at the Boots Enterprise Zone. The purpose of the site will be to focus on commercialisation, taking the outputs from research and development through to products in the marketplace. Completion date TBC.

Completed developments

Engineering building

Works are now complete on an impressive Engineering building, which is the new home to the Department of Engineering. The development features attractive and flexible learning and teaching spaces provisioned with specialist equipment. There are also facilities for commercial research, professional development and consultancy activity. The building is now open.

Brackenhurst Campus

Current developments

New Heart of the Campus

Works are underway to create The Lyth Building. Situated at the front of the campus, this flagship building will provide excellent teaching, learning and research dedicated to geography, environment, ecology and conservation.

It will feature a campus reception, a café and dining area, large open plan spaces, a 200-seat lecture theatre, state-of-the-art teaching and research rooms as well as many beautiful outdoor areas to relax and socialise in.

Construction started in March 2018. The teaching building is due to open in January 2020 and all other areas are due for completion in summer 2020.

Completed developments

New student accommodation

Works started this summer to build a new student accommodation complex comprising of 191 beds across two sites, allowing more students to live on campus. This development is now complete.

Creative Quarter

Completed developments

Digital Media Hub

The new Digital Media Hub provides a fantastic opportunity for students to kick-start their creative careers, learning in brand new industry-standard facilities. The new £9.1m hub features state-of-the-art studios, labs and classrooms, a Learning Resource Centre, a contemporary cafe and a rooftop terrace.


Metronome, a brand new contemporary music and live events hub opened October 2018. This impressive hub includes a full range of facilities including a 350 capacity live music venue (for students and live signed bands to perform), 14 rehearsal spaces, five recording studios, mastering, surround sound and post-production studio, critical listening seminar room and a live events production workspace.

For more information about these developments, visit the Confetti website.


We are constantly striving to redevelop of all our libraries to ensure you have state-of-the-art facilities.

  • We've increased the number of study spaces by 20% and the number of PCs by 15%.
  • Every study space has excellent Wi-Fi coverage and many have PCs.
  • We've increased the amount of group study space.
  • To achieve the highest green credentials we've used the latest technologies for heating, lighting and other building controls.
  • We worked with students and the Students' Union to ensure we were creating libraries with students' needs at heart.

These improvements, combined with the award-winning customer service, provide what we hope is a sector leading library experience.

Boots Library - City Campus

The library is located in a modern, purpose-designed building and has an extensive range of facilities and resources, including more than 300 computers.

This summer we’ve refurbished levels 1 and 2 with plans to refurbish levels 3 and 4 in summer 2018. There’s also additional study spaces, more seating options, and more plug sockets for the use of personal devices.

One of the more unique aspects of Boots library is the beautiful roof top garden. With space for around 50 people, the garden offers a tranquil, natural environment for studying and relaxing in the heart of our City Campus. There is a variety of seating, excellent Wi-Fi coverage and planted areas specially selected to attract wildlife – all designed in conjunction with Landscape Design students from Brackenhurst Campus.

Overall there are a huge range of facilities and resources here, as well as award-winning customer service and a diverse range of study spaces. And we’re open 24 hours during term-time.

Brackenhurst Library

This library has longer opening during term-time and plenty of soft seating, plus a social space. There are now 297 study spaces, including 98 PCs and 30 new laptops available for 24 hour loan. There’s also three bookable group study rooms, a bookable consultation space and two silent study rooms.

A brand new Student Service Centre is located within the library, available for all students who may need support during their time at NTU.

The library is built to the highest green standards, and heated by a new biomass boiler which is partly fuelled by waste from around the Campus. And, all the materials were sourced from environmentally ethical suppliers.

Clifton Library

Work has reached completion on the creation of a stunning new entrance for Clifton Library. The redevelopment sees the culmination of two years of refurbishment works which have transformed the library into a bright and spacious place, putting us at the very heart of the campus.

We’ve made key changes to the internal layout to enhance library services - relocation of the Information Desk to entrance ensures that you get a warm welcome on arrival and help is always on hand. There is now a more diverse range of study spaces - more bookable group study rooms, additional silent study spaces and open access group study furniture. We've significantly increased the number of PCs and there are more spaces where you can plug in and use your own mobile device.

  • Last updated: 24/09/2020