University of Bradford Campus
We’ve invested £120 million in our bustling City Campus and beautiful Emm Lane Campus to make sure you get the most out of your time here – whether you’re studying, working, relaxing or playing.
- Food and drink – you can choose from a wide range of places to eat and drink.
- Arts on Campus – the campus boasts its own theatre, art gallery and music centre.
- Fitness and sport – our Unique: Fitness & Lifestyle sports centre boasts a range of top facilities including a gym, swimming pool and climbing wall.
- Award-winning accommodation – The Green is based on the City Campus, putting students right at the heart of the University’s academic studies, student facilities, support services and social activities.
- Study areas – many of the social spaces on campus also double as study areas, in addition to the dedicated study areas available to all students.
- Relaxation areas – there’s an abundance of informal meeting places where you can sit with friends over a coffee and catch up on some study notes or talk through your lectures, including lots of green space.
- Sustainable campus – our new developments are among the most environmentally-friendly buildings in the world.
In 2005, a £84 million redevelopment of the campus was announced, and a project to create the world’s first ‘Ecoversity’ was formed. The university aimed to reduce its environmental footprint by reducing waste and using sustainable materials. As part of this, Bradford became a Fairtrade University in December 2006.
As of 2008, several of the redevelopment projects have been completed. The Richmond Building has been partially re-clad with extra insulation and a new atrium; designed by local Saltaire-based architects Rance Booth & Smith; opened in December 2006, the roof of which uses ETFE – the same material used in the Eden Project. The university’s cancer therapeutics research centre was moved from a separate site on All Saint’s Road onto the main campus, into a new building which also provides conference facilities; the buildings on the old site were demolished in February 2008.
Redevelopment of the sports facilities was completed in summer 2009, and a new student village called “The Green” was constructed which opened in September 2011. The Green has the highest ever BREEAM rating for any building. Of the existing halls owned by the university, those on the Laisteridge Lane site were sold to Corporate Residential Management in 2005, and Shearbridge Green Halls were demolished in December 2006. Longside Lane halls and Kirkstone Halls were demolished during the first half of 2009.
The university has a “leading-edge 100-seat PC cluster” for teaching, learning and computer-based assessment, and there is an art gallery, theatre and music centre. The university has recently invested £84m in the campus, including a major refurbishment of the laboratories in the school of life sciences, creation of a new MBA suite and library at the school of management, refurbishment of the student union building, Student Central.
The university has won its campus the award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development’ in The Times Higher Education Awards two years running