Help shape the future of campus


Staff and students are being invited to have their say on how the Green Heart development should be designed.

A consultation has been launched to find out what activities staff, students and visitors think should take place in the Green Heart and what facilities are needed to enable this to happen.

Measuring 365m x 135m, the Green Heart will open up the centre of campus for students, staff and the local community to enjoy. It provides the potential for a space for performances, socialising, meeting and working, while opening up views across the whole campus, as Sir Aston Webb originally envisaged when designing the original campus.

When the new library is complete this summer, the existing library, which was built in the late 1950s, will be demolished. Detailed studies carried out on the existing library before a new building was decided upon showed it was not feasible to refurbish the existing library to the standards required to give students and researchers the 21st century facility they need.

The construction of the Green Heart will then begin, with the area which is now North car park being the first to be transformed, followed by the space occupied by the old library and then University Square.

The consultation is being run by a specialist company, Nomad, whose researchers will be visiting campus from 10-12 May in the following locations:

Tuesday 10th May

(all day) University Square

Wednesday 11th May

11.30 am – 2 pm – Grange Road gate

3 pm – 6.30 pm – The Hub, Shackleton, The Vale

Thursday 12th May

am – Staff House

pm – University Square

There will also be polls run on the project blog at and staff can also comment via Twitter @uobgreenheart


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