Realising the vision

Find out how we will transform the University of Portsmouths campus


We are committed to developing a high-quality campus to support our excellent reputation for quality teaching, sustained high levels of student satisfaction and research that addresses fundamental questions for society. 

Investing over £400 million, our Estate masterplan aims to promote student experience, facilitate collaborative learning and enable growth in research and innovation activities. Setting out how we plan to develop our campus over the next 10 to 12 years through an extensive programme of sequenced and simultaneous projects. The plan is based on the strategic needs of the University, and a comprehensive review of our current buildings, identifying what can be refurbished, re-purposed and rebuilt, and developed collaboratively with students, staff, and key stakeholders. 

The masterplan addresses the following:

  • Improving the connectivity across the campus, creating safe, active and attractive routes for the University community and public
  • Making the most of our public spaces, providing welcoming and opening ground floors and facilities that are open to the wider community.
  • Increased visibility of University activities within the buildings to create the curiosity and pride of the wider public
  • Consideration of materials, furniture, lighting, and art to create a cohesive public realm shows and coordinates a series of interconnected routes and spaces.

The economic, social and environmental sustainability will be at the core of each project, in the design, management of buildings and the external space. Integral to the success of our projects is your feedback. We will communicate and engage with staff, students and public as projects develop including open events and sharing plans at city neighbourhood forums. We will continue to work with Portsmouth City Council as we develop designs.

Download the Estate Masterplan document

Integral to the success of our projects is your feedback. We welcome and value your thoughts on our campus development and would like to hear from you. Leave comments