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Estate Development

The Estate Development team project manage new building, refurbishment and infrastructure projects to improve Lancaster University's facilities. Find out more about current and past campus development projects below.

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Investing in a sustainable future

The University has invested more than £220 million in development projects since 2013 to build a campus that can support world-class teaching and research. Since the University declared a climate emergency in 2020, the capital development programme has been reshaped to dramatically reduce the impact that new-build developments have on the environment. As the University continues to grow, we are being smarter with space - repurposing existing spaces and adapting the way we work for the good of the planet.

Works News...

Each month we create a handy update to keep you informed of the construction works on campus. Download the pack here.

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Architects impression of the New Engineering Building from the Spine approach
Architects impression from the Spine approach.

New Engineering Building

John Turner Construction Group have commenced the construction phase of a new, three-storey Engineering Building as the University’s Engineering Department looks to expand to become a prestigious School of Engineering.

New Engineering

Forrest Hills Solar PV Farm Development

Click the images below to view details of the proposed plans for a 16.8MW solar farm that will help reduce the University's energy related carbon emissions.

  • Reducing carbon emissions

    The University declared a Climate Emergency in November 2020 and announced its aim to become carbon neutral by 2035 and more specifically, carbon neutral in its energy emissions by 2030.

  • Using solar power

    To reduce carbon emissions, the University must electrify its heat generation and the most feasible option for this is the development of a solar farm.

The latest version of Campus Master Plan was created by the University's architects and underpins our commitment to provide world-class teaching and research facilities.

Campus Masterplan

Recently Completed...

Take a look through our building archives at various capital development projects and other major campus developments.

Recent projects