Project North Park

Project North Park will deliver a world class research and teaching facility that supports the University’s ambition to become a UK top 10 university, and a global 100 leader in the generation of new knowledge and research techniques.

This purpose-built facility will represent one of the most significant investments into research and teaching by the University over the last ten years. This investment demonstrates the University’s commitment to strengthening our position as a global leader.

The building, located on the University’s Streatham campus will be designed in response to the requirements of our leading academics and our students. It will facilitate collaboration and innovation in a thriving space where all are welcome. Academics and students will collaborate with public and partner communities to develop and enrich our understanding of 21st century global challenges.

By providing space and facilities to host events and support activities that encourage engagement with research and teaching themes, the building will offer an environment of creativity and engagement for our diverse disciplines, communities and audiences across the city, the wider region, nationally and globally. By delivering this space, we aim to reinforce our leading role in the social, cultural and economic life of the area.

What research will take place in the building?

The University already has a global research reputation. The new building will enhance this further by creating a dynamic and inspiring environment that will attract and retain world-class researchers and exceptional students.

We want to bring together core institutes and research groups to enable collaboration on innovative research methods and methodology that will drive ground breaking research. The new building will house the research activities of, the Global Systems Institute, the Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, the Humanities Research Institute, Astrophysics and Q-Step. It will bring together students and leading academics from the sciences, humanities and social sciences, and facilitate collaboration in spaces designed to deliver our planned growth in research and teaching.

When will the building open?

The project team are currently developing a Business Case that outlines several design options for the building. The team are supported in this by AECOM and Hopkins Architects.

A recommended design option will be presented to the University Council in July for approval. The timeline and building opening date will be confirmed once we have a decision from Council.

Car Park B extension

The Project North Park building is planned for location on the existing Car Park D on the Streatham Campus. Car Park B is being extended to maintain the same number of parking spaces on campus when Car Park D is no longer available.

We have planned the construction work on Car Park B to take place over the summer 2019 to minimise disruption to staff on campus. The work will be complete by the end of October 2019. 

Find out more about Project North Park and the extension of Car Park B on the website.

If you have any queries about Project North Park or the extension of Car Park B you can get in touch with the team by emailing: northpark-project@exeter.ac.uk