University of chester queen’s park campus

By | 10th May 2017

University of chester queen’s park campus

The Queen’s Park Campus is home to the Faculty of Business and Management. Located centrally on the idyllic banks of the River Dee, Queen’s Park Campus is only a short distance from the lively city centre, and provides a friendly, secure and supportive environment in which to study.

In addition to the two large lecture theatres and seminar rooms, further facilities include the open access PC suites, a dedicated business library, catering outlets including a top-floor Brasserie-style dining room overlooking the River Dee and formal gardens and walkways down to the river.

The background

The Neo-Georgian Churchill House building, completed just before the outbreak of World War Two in 1937, was the Western Command Headquarters of the Army controlling its forces from Hadrian’s Wall on the Scottish border, right down to Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire. It was of great strategic importance and reputedly the site of top secret meetings between Sir Winston Churchill, General Eisenhower and General De Gaulle. Field Marshall Montgomery was a frequent visitor.

The modern Bridge House was built in 1997 and its most recent occupant was Lloyds Banking Group. Both buildings have been empty since Lloyds vacated the premises in 2009.

University of chester queen’s park campus

The facilities

Queen’s Park Campus is non-residential.

From an academic perspective, there are 200-seat lecture theatres, PC suites and networking areas. The dedicated business library at Queen’s Park has:

  • Over 8,000 printed books
  • 54 print journals
  • Access to over 500 subject specific e-books
  • Subscriptions to 10 major research databases and five financial reporting and market research databases
  • A dedicated library subject support team
  • Four bookable group work zones
  • A social seating space
  • A quiet study area.

For outside of lecture time, ‘Montgomery’s’ is a Starbucks ‘grab and go cafeteria’. There is also the top floor De Gaulle Brasserie, whose dining room has picturesque views over the River Dee.

Outside, there are 2.3 acres of grounds with formal gardens and walkways.

University of chester queen’s park campus

As part of the University’s Green Travel Plan, students are urged to walk, take public transport, or use the shuttle bus service currently running between the Parkgate Road Campus and Queen’s Park Campus. Through the University’s Green Chester initiative, environmental awareness is a strong feature of Queen’s Park, with paper bins banned in individual staff offices and active promotion of a culture of recycling.

Although the site is private property, the University will host public events, including lectures, to which the community will be invited.