Bath Spa University is investing in the future with development plans that confirm the University as an exciting, ambitious and creative place in which to study and work, confident in its ability to compete in a changing higher education landscape.
This world-class development is transforming facilities for our students. As well as state-of-the-art teaching facilities, digital space and a café, the new 'Commons' building will include approximately 1,800 square metres of Learning Commons which comprises a range of open-access, technology-enabled study space, social learning space and bookable group working rooms. A superb new digital space will provide the best resources for teaching digital media-related courses in the south-west, equal to anything found at cutting-edge commercial organisations and broadcast companies.
The visually stunning academic building will sit within the existing campus. The development has been designed in consultation with English Heritage and Natural England, which support and endorse the plans. It meets the highest environmental standards and will blend sympathetically into the existing estate to provide a unique blend of modernity and history.
While the University is investing in the future, it is also committed to providing the best possible experience for current students, and the best working conditions for staff. There will inevitably be some disruption during the building work – as there has been across many university campuses up and down the country – but this will be carefully managed.