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Value for money

What are we investing in?

As an educational institution and charity, the University of Gloucestershire is not for profit. However, we make savings each year so that we can invest in improving facilities and building new ones.

Biosciences laboratory at FCH Campus

ACE centre and biosciences laboratory

We have invested £2.6M into the teaching centre at Francis Close Hall, where significant internal alterations have been carried out to provide new Biosciences laboratory facilities at ground floor level as well as the refurbishment of our new centre for Architecture and Constructed Environments (ACE).

These works have supported the launch of new Biomedical Science courses from September 2021, enabling the expansion of provision in molecular biology and microbiology, and facilitated the creation of a multifunctional teaching space, practical workshop and breakout areas for new ACE courses.

The centre offers leading undergraduate and postgraduate professional courses fostering new talent and innovation, whilst promoting the planning, design, development and maintenance of healthy human spaces within the environments in which we live, work and recreate.

A view of Gloucester city centre with Debenhams building highlighted in blue

City campus

The university has purchased the old Debenhams building in Gloucester to develop as a new City Campus teaching centre. This is the start of a multimillion-pound investment programme, and it is hoped that the first phase will open by September 2023, subject to statutory approvals.

This development will represent a major boost to the regeneration of the city, as well as creating attractive, modern spaces for teaching and learning, we will be exploring options for working with local partners facilitating increased community engagement, and enabling the public to access services that could include learning, wellbeing, enterprise and culture.

Eve Scarle, Physiotherapy lecturer performing exercises

Allied Health

The school of Health and Social Care has been investing heavily in its facilities over the last few years, we have invested over £3.3M on these developments.

The final improvements focused on repurposing space at Oxstalls to create additional teaching rooms for Physiotherapy and Sports Therapy on the ground floor and installing a mezzanine, allowing the creation of four additional teaching rooms on the second floor.