Welcome to Castle Meadow Campus

In exciting news for the university, this new city centre site will soon become the first addition to our campus footprint in Nottingham since the opening of the Jubilee Campus in 1999.


Why Castle Meadow?

Before the opportunity to acquire the Castle Meadow site arose, the university had planned new buildings for the Business School, opening in 2026, and for our Digital Nottingham project, opening in 2024. Plans for these new buildings can now be replaced by facilities on the Castle Meadow campus, available for initial use from 2023.

The University Strategy places a special emphasis on environmental sustainability and supporting the city’s ambitions to become net zero carbon by 2028. Making use of existing buildings rather than creating new ones is a significantly more sustainable solution.

What will the site be used for?

A number of likely core uses for the new campus have already been identified:

  • A new city centre location for Nottingham University Business School to conduct teaching, research and partnership activity, enabling it to grow its postgraduate offer and increase collaboration with strategic partners.
  • A home for Digital Nottingham to provide an innovation hub – creating a research and knowledge exchange programme in AI, data science and FinTech in partnership with industry – that will deliver lasting benefit for the city’s economy, and potentially provide a base for some 500 researchers in these fields.
  • A practice-based campus for final year and postgraduate students, creating an ecosystem of employers and students to work and learn together, ultimately preparing our students for life after university. A number of employers have already expressed interest in being housed on the campus, which would also generate significant annual rental income to re-invest in staff, students and research.

Can I get involved?

Our university community will be at the heart of shaping our new spaces, helping us decide what the campus will become – reflecting our values, vision and strategy at a department, school, faculty and university level.

  • How do we provide the best teaching spaces and environment for our students – both on campus and online?
  • What would high-quality, future-proof city centre research and collaboration spaces look like?
  • How can surrounding communities – residents, schools and civic groups – benefit from the campus?
  • How can we reflect our commitment to sustainability and reducing plastic waste and carbon emissions on the way we shape and use our new campus?

These are just some of the themes we’ll be exploring over the coming months using surveys, workshops and other consultation events.

You can keep up to date on our Castle Meadow Campus project website or contact us.