University of chester virtual tour

University of chester virtual tour

Our Virtual Tour gives you a look at the campus and what facilities are available.


The original College building (still in use and now known as Old College) in 1843, a year after it opened

The University of Chester has six campuses. The 32-acre (130,000 m2) Parkgate Road Campus, Chester,[12] is located on Parkgate Road, just north of the City Walls. It has a mixture of Victorian buildings (such as Old College, left, which includes a chapel built by some of the original students in the 1840s) and modern buildings (such as the Students’ Union). The Parkgate Road Campus also features a fitness centre, sports hall, swimming pool, science and language laboratories, bar, bookshop and bank.

University of chester virtual tour

Some departments are housed offsite at locations within walking distance of the main campus, for example, the Department of English is located in a Grade II-listed former Victorian vicarage, while the Law School is based at 67 Liverpool Road.

There are a number of significant additions to the institution’s estate. The former County Hall, which is located in the city centre near the racecourse, houses the Faculty of Education and Children’s Services and the Faculty of Health and Social Care and is known as the Riverside Campus.

The university has also developed the Kingsway Campus in Newton with the addition of a three-storey teaching block, ground floor exhibition space and art gallery, learning resource centre and changing rooms. The site features a number of green innovations, such as ground source heating.

The university acquired the former Lloyds Bank corporate headquarters in Queen’s Park, Handbridge, Chester in 2015. This houses the Faculty of Business and Management and the Chester Business School. The university has invested heavily in upgrading and modernising the facilities in Bridge House and Churchill House to create high quality facilities that can cater for 2,700 students.