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UCLan Masterplan

Aerial View of new UCLAN building

The University of Central Lancashire's Campus Masterplan vision is to create an attractive and inviting, world-class campus compatible with UCLan’s status as one of the UK’s largest universities.


A core principle of the plan is to integrate the university's campus seamlessly with the rest of the City, benefitting current and future generations of students, staff, visitors and the wider Preston community.


Developing a skilled workforce, which meets local, national and international needs, is also a central pillar to the UCLan's development plans.
Over the 5-year lifespan of the project, it is anticipated investing £200 million, helping to create jobs, kick-start regeneration and attract inward investment into Preston.


For full details of the plan, vision and brochure visit the University of Central Lancashire's masterplan webpages


At the heart of the scheme a new Student Centre linked with a new public square will draw together the University with the City like never before. The long-term vision is to spark a major focus on regeneration and business investment in the University quarter, reinforce the University’s ties to the local community and create wider benefits for Preston and beyond.


The opening of the £30 million+ Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) will be a major milestone in the completion Campus Masterplan, alongside two new Social Spaces facilities, which will improve the campus experience and provide a place for staff and students to come together in a relaxed environment. UCLan is also working with the Students’ Union to create a new £1 million bespoke Oasis: multi-faith and spirituality centre to be completed by Autumn 2017, which will create the perfect environment for prayer, contemplation and reflection for all.

Development Opportunities

Just off campus at the junction of Corporation Street and Ringway, the main link between Preston railway station and the University of Central Lancashire campus, is a landmark Grade A office development, ALTUS.

For more details visit the Development Opportunities page.