Realising the vision

Future Technology Centre

A £12 million new development in the heart of our city centre campus


The new £12M Future Technology Centre (FTC) is an impressive facility. Students will learn and work within the facility to become innovative engineers of the future developing creative answers to global challenges through hands-on experience of specialist technology to.

The University of Portsmouth received a £5 million cash injection from Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and £2Million from the Solent LEP, which will go towards equipping the facility to the highest standard.

Located in the northern quarter, the FTC is an extension to the east side of Portland building, built in keeping with the surrounding architecture. Students will benefit from real life projects and local businesses will have access to the mezzanine business floor and its advanced facilities and specialist equipment on the ground floor.

The FTC capitalises on relationships with local industry that will bring together the University's expertise from within academia and industry. The BEng (Hons) Innovation Engineering and MEng Innovation Engineering courses will teach a range of engineering fundamentals combined with a variety of projects that answer real world problems in health, humanitarianism and the environment.

This builds on our long-standing expertise in engineering at the University of Portsmouth.


University Campus, Northern Quarter


Four floors, 1,500m2

Work begins

June 2016


January 2018




Brymor Construction Ltd


Image of the site from above

An aerial view of the site, Buckingham Building to the left of the image, Portland Building and courtyard in the centre.

Image of the Portland Building

A view of Portland Building with the site of the proposed Future Technology Centre on the right of the image.