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.

In the autumn of 2015, the university opened a sister institution in the Guildhall and Rowley’s House, Shrewsbury, Shropshire as part of a joint venture with Shropshire Council to establish University Centre Shrewsbury.

University of chester virtual tour

The university-owned student accommodation is primarily reserved for first year and overseas students. This consists of halls of residence and houses nearby.

The smaller Warrington campus originally hosted a camp for Canadian officers in World War II and is located in the Padgate area of Warrington. This campus includes the North West Media Centre, which has close ties to Granada Television, The Warrington School of Management, Social Sciences and Health and Social Care.[19] The Warrington Campus is also the training ground for the rugby league team The Warrington Wolves, and Warrington town was the host for the Rugby League World Cup 2013, with the Campus hosting the Samoan players.

In 2014 Chancellor George Osborne opened the university’s new Science Park in Thornton, based at the site previously used by Shell UK for research and development. The Campus is used for a variety of science and engineering based courses and allows students to be involved in high-level research using the Campus’s industry-standard facilities gifted by Shell.

Also in 2014, Dr Loyd Grossman, who holds an honorary degree from the university, officially opened the North West Food Research Development (NoWFOOD) Centre.

The university also has a number of bases at NHS sites across Cheshire and the Wirral.