University of Nottingham reveal photos of new city centre campus

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“We take our responsibility as custodians of this landmark site incredibly seriously.”

New photos that show how a state-of-the-art University of Nottingham campus could look have been revealed.

The Castle Meadows Campus, which was previously home to HMRC offices, was bought by the university in 2021.

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It is made up of seven buildings and is now being refurbished with modern facilities, which will become a business school and digital skills hub.

The former HMRC offices are set to be repurposed. (Photo: Ares and Bond Bryan)The former HMRC offices are set to be repurposed. (Photo: Ares and Bond Bryan)
The former HMRC offices are set to be repurposed. (Photo: Ares and Bond Bryan)

Prof Jane Norman, provost and deputy vice-chancellor for the university, said: “We have a track record of developing innovative, sustainable award-winning campuses, which all have their own feel, personality and purpose, and Castle Meadow will be no different.

Castle Meadow Campus will have its own buzzing identity, thanks to its city centre location, and will be a celebration of digital innovation and collaboration with local industry and community alike.

“We take our responsibility as custodians of this landmark site incredibly seriously and aim to deliver a bold vision for CMC, while still respective and honouring some of the city’s most iconic buildings.”

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An artist’s impression of how the new interior at the campus could look. (Photo: Ares and Bond Bryan)An artist’s impression of how the new interior at the campus could look. (Photo: Ares and Bond Bryan)
An artist’s impression of how the new interior at the campus could look. (Photo: Ares and Bond Bryan)

The university said the new campus will provide students with a greater presence in the city centre and hopes to open the site to the public for community events.

HMRC listed the site for sale for £36m after it moved to the Unity Square tower on Sheriffs Way, opposite Nottingham Railway Station, in 2021.

In May this year, Historic England granted the office buildings Grade II listed status protection.

The site was sold for £36m two years ago. (Photo: Ares and Bond Bryan)The site was sold for £36m two years ago. (Photo: Ares and Bond Bryan)
The site was sold for £36m two years ago. (Photo: Ares and Bond Bryan)

Cllr David Mellen, leader of Nottingham City Council, said: “Castle Meadow Campus is perfectly situated next to the city centre and will place future students in a prime location for forging crucial links with local businesses and communities.

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“I’m incredibly excited to see how the university’s ambitious plans develop over the coming years.”

The new campus, which is next to the Nottingham and Beeston canal and just off Wilford Street, is set to officially open in 2025.