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UCLan Masterplan

Our campus today

Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre

Today our Preston Campus lies immediately to the north of the centre of Preston and covers an area of approximately 15 hectares with 63 buildings and 138,000m² of gross floor area.

The campus estate contains a wide variety of buildings, all constructed during a time period which spans over 100 years. These range from the Victorian-style Harris Building and the former St Peter’s Church (grade 2 listed) Arts Centre, to the functional 1960s-style of the Foster building up to the more contemporary Media Factory and clean lines of the JB Firth building.  Collectively our campus estate creates an eclectic and highly visible built environment, although it also creates challenges in terms of a coherent identity, especially on arrival.

In recent years key investments totalling over £100 million include:

  • The £12.5 million JB Firth Building which caters for courses and research programmes in forensic science,fire engineering and chemistry.
  • UCLan’s Olympic-standard £13 million Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre, located at the heart of the Preston Campus.
  • The £15 million Media Factory which incorporates state-of-the-art facilities for digital media and performing arts students, together with a business incubator facility.
  • UCLan’s £5.3 million Allen Building containing some of Europe’s most advanced facilities for students studying within the School of Medicine and Dentistry.

UCLan Campus

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Students inside building

Group of students outside the Media Factory

Students in the PR1 Gallery