FAQs

Why is this development taking place?

As our single largest campus, Moulsecoomb is short of student accommodation which places pressure on local housing. We also know from student feedback that the campus would benefit from improved social and recreational facilities. We also want to provide modern and flexible teaching spaces for all of the schools based at the campus.

How disruptive will the development work be?

We are committed to minimising any disruption to students, staff and the local community and this is a key requirement of all of the contractors we are appointing. The works are being phased over two-to-three years to reduce their impact. All of our existing buildings and facilities will remain open and a detailed transport plan has been developed to minimise disruption along the Lewes Road.

How will students currently studying at the campus and joining over the next couple of years be affected?

We are very conscious of the need to ensure that students based at the campus during the works are not unduly affected. It is not unusual for works of this kind to be carried out on a working campus. We will be consulting with our students throughout and reviewing arrangements for teaching, examinations, open days and other key events to ensure that these are not affected by the works.

When will the new facilities be available?

The new multi-storey car park will open in spring 2019. We anticipate that the new academic building and pedestrian bridge, student bedrooms and improved public spaces and landscaping should be completed by summer 2021.

Will this lead to an increase in student numbers at the campus?

Our current strategy commits us to maintaining current numbers rather than increasing them. The main focus of the development is to further improve the experience of students studying here.

Will parking around the campus become more difficult?

We are committed to reducing car use and promoting sustainable transport. The new development will benefit from further improvements to cycling facilities, pedestrian access and public transport. No parking spaces will be available to students in the new halls of residence other than those with a disability. The new multi-storey car park replaces all existing car parking spaces on a like-for-like basis.

How sustainable will the campus be?

Sustainability is one of the core values of the university. The Cockcroft Building is already one of the most sustainable in the city and the Advanced Engineering Building meets the highest possible standards. All of the new buildings are being constructed to BREEAM Excellent standards. The campus has a sustainable transport plan and will benefit from the planting of a mix of over 300 new and mature trees and much-improved green spaces.

Who can I contact if I have a question about the development?

You can contact us at: bigbuild@brighton.ac.uk.

Contact

If you would like further information about Moulsecoomb campus development or have a question, please contact: bigbuild@brighton.ac.uk