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  • £10M

    Project value

  • 2019

    completion date

  • 2900m²

    floor plan

Putting student life at the heart of campus regeneration


  • Extension of 1960s building
  • Part of a £300m masterplan
  • New build 3-storey student accommodation
  • Demolition works

We’re proud to be continuing to support Teesside University’s 10-year £300m Campus Masterplan, with our specialist education teams now delivering a £10m Student Life Building at the heart of the university’s Middlesbrough site.

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The centre will be a student-centred and student-led space, providing information and services to support, inspire and empower success in learning and life.

The Student Life building is our latest exciting project in partnership with Teesside University and follows our recent £6.4m project to refurbish and extend an existing 3-storey 1960s building to create the university’s Business School.

Another £3m project, we also created a unique ‘living green wall’ attached to the Business School designed to create an attractive and environmentally friendly focus in the centre of the campus.

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We also built a new gym, an extension to the existing Olympia Health & Fitness Centre, as well as delivering a £5.4m project to refurbish two 1960s 10 and 11-storey blocks into contemporary student accommodation.

With all these projects procured through the Scape framework, this really is a transformative and exciting time for the university, whose Masterplan is designed to further enhance the experience of all its students, staff and partners.

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The Student Life building will be a technologically-enabled environment, supporting a variety of learning styles, activities and attendance patterns. It will offer a range of flexible spaces, enabling social and collaborative learning, as well as an information zone, consulting rooms and a cafe.

Malcolm Page, chief operating officer at Teesside University, said:

“The University has committed to investing £300m in its estate over the next ten years to create a campus environment which will rival any in the sector.
The Student Life Building is a key development in the campus masterplan – a state-of-the-art building which will bring all student-facing activity together in one central location. We are delighted to again be working with Willmott Dixon.”
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