Skip to content

University releases new images from behind scenes at City Campus

University of Gloucestershire has today released the latest images highlighting how work is progressing on its new City Campus development in the centre of Gloucester.

The University appointed the Morgan Sindall Group as the construction contractor for the ambitious project, and they are working alongside the multi-disciplined design team led by ADP Architecture to bring the University’s vision for the new campus to life.

The University’s new images show that stage one enabling works at the former Debenhams building, including the removal of non-structural walls, suspended floors and ceilings, and lifts, stairs and escalators, are nearing their completion.

As the latest photos highlight, work is also under way on the stage two structural alteration of the iconic location, including the shaping of openings for ceilings, floors, staircases and skylights.

empty building
This image from the third floor of the City Campus development shows the space where an escalator was located at the former Debenhams building

The City Campus will be a modern centre for teaching, learning and community partnerships; playing a vital role in both the regeneration of the city centre and supporting the University’s ambitious plans for growth.

It will provide facilities to train Nursing and Education professionals, with the first staff and students – mainly from the School of Health and Social Care – set to move in for autumn 2023.

large concrete posts, floor and ceiling
A floor of the former Debenhams building after undergoing enabling works as part of the City Campus development

Dr Nigel Wichall, Director of Estates at the University, said: “We’re very pleased to share these latest photos to update the wider community on how the work on our City Campus development is progressing.

“We’ve been delighted with the level of community interest in the project and we hope these latest images provide a useful insight into what’s been happening behind the scenes at the former Debenhams building.”

door of former lift
Doors of a lift at the former Debenhams building as work continues on the City Campus development

You can read the latest project news on the University’s City Campus webpage.