Connected to the city and its communities

We're proud of our relationship with the city of Bristol and the wider region and we already work with partners on hundreds of projects for mutual benefit.

Located right in the heart of Bristol, the new campus will allow us to listen to, learn from, and work with a wider range of partners and communities than ever before.

The campus will be an inclusive place of research, education, employment and collaboration, with welcoming buildings and inspiring outdoor spaces.

It will open up a new area of the city with a vibrant waterfront, shops, cafés and new walking and cycle routes.

Residents and visitors will spend time here, whether it's listening to live music by the waterside on a summer evening, or working with the University to develop new technologies.

Teaching and research will focus on the kind of local challenges faced by Bristol and cities across the globe: from the changing nature of employment and developing inclusive economies, to applying new technologies to healthcare and understanding urban environments.

The campus will attract a broader range of students, staff and partners through new educational programmes, professional development opportunities, and new ways of doing research – so that everyone has an opportunity to become part of, and to shape, the university community.


  • We're transforming a derelict eyesore into an open campus that will welcome visitors to Bristol.
  • Open spaces, public facilities and environmentally conscious design will help us to build a greener, more sustainable future.
  • The new campus will fuel the local economy, creating jobs, attracting investment from around the world and securing the future of our university.
  • Research and teaching at the new campus will focus on solving global problems, from the ageing population to the future of work in the age of artificial intelligence.
  • The jobs and expenditure associated with the new University of Bristol campus are estimated to generate over £400m for the West of England economy over 25 years.

Community and creativity

We're talking with communities, businesses and Bristol City Council to help shape our plans.

New projects and art works will be created with the community to celebrate the new campus and its heritage as it develops.

Want to help make the campus more creative?

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Free hands-on workshops for children, parents and educators interested in being creative with electronics and computing.

Skills Bridge

Helping organisations to connect with students.

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