De Montfort University unveils multi-million pound plans to revamp campus
De Montfort University has unveiled multi-million pound plans to revamp its campus in Leicester city centre.
The development will be paid for using funds secured from a £90m bond issue it announced this summer.
The university said that work will include demolishing parts of the Fletcher building and renovating its tower block. The building will house the Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities and catering facilities which will be moved from the Campus Centre.
Some of the former Gateway College buildings will be removed and the centre of the campus around Mill Lane will be landscaped to create a “green lung” which the university be available for students, staff and the public.
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The John Sandford building will also be developed to create a space which for exhibitions and conference facilities, as well as being available for sports activities.
The university has said it is also exploring opportunities for off-campus sports facilities.
Professor Dominic Shellard, vice-chancellor of De Montfort University, said: “Everything that we do at DMU is focussed on our students so I am very proud that we have become the first university in the country – closely followed by Cambridge – to secure a bond to fund such a distinctive programme of campus enhancements to improve the student experience.”
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See the De Montfort University website for more details: www.dmu.ac.uk