Humanities Hub

Proposals are being brought forward by the University to create new and improved facilities for the School of Humanities which is located in a series of villas on Woodland Road.

The key aims of the project are to create new world class facilities for research and teaching to help attract the best undergraduate and postgraduate students and staff; to help integrate Humanities with the Arts Complex on Woodland Road and to connect the School with the Modern Languages Department, the Arts & Social Sciences Library and Beacon House.

The emerging proposal is to demolish some of the current buildings to make way for a new two-storey building to the rear of 36 Tyndalls Park Road and 3/5 and 7/9 Woodland Road. This will accommodate new teaching facilities comprising student study spaces, a lecture theatre, seminar rooms and staff offices. The project will also provide a new welcoming and accessible faculty entrance off Woodland Road linking to the new social learning zone.

Externally the former courtyards behind villas 3/5 will be combined as part of a new landscaping scheme. Plans are also being developed for a new public realm space along the frontages of the villas.

A copy of the consultation boards is available below together with a link to an online survey. Responses are invited up to 24 July before a final scheme and a planning application is submitted later this Autumn.


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As these plans progress the University and its project team would like to hear the views of those living and working in the area and also feedback from University staff and students.

If you have any comments or queries about the proposals please contact;

Avril Baker Consultancy, consultation co-ordinator

Tel: 0117 977 2002 Fax: 0117 077 4255 or email:

Alternatively comments on the submitted planning applications can be made directly to Bristol City Council Planning Department.