Architects impression of the Lecture Theatre from the North Spine on Bailrigg Campus

400 Seat Lecture Theatre

As part of Lancaster University’s growth strategy and in response to feedback from staff and students, the University is investing £4.7m in a new purpose-built, 400-seat lecture theatre.

Complimenting the surroundings


The state-of-the art facility will be set back from the Spine, connecting to the FASS building on North campus. With a capacity of 400 seats, the lecture theatre will become the largest on campus, easing the demand on other teaching facilities and doubling-up as space to host large-scale conferences.

As part of the scheme, the South elevation of the FASS building will be refurbished, replacing the windows to the south facing offices and creating a new entrance in to the building.

image of a student consultation event

Design by Consultation

JM Architects have worked with the university’s Estates Development team to develop designs for the new cutting-edge facility. Consultation took place with representatives from the Student’s Union, academic and departmental staff, students, and the Lancaster Conferences+ team to explore ideas on the layout, look and feel, and types of furniture and equipment that the space may need.