City Campus

Current developments 

Goldsmith Street
This new development will provide an attractive exhibition space for students, as well as brand new services for all. The building will be ready for use towards the end of 2018.

University Hall
We’re excited to announce that permission has been granted for NTU to convert a former Wesleyan Chapel on Shakespeare Street into a venue for graduation ceremonies and other prestigious events. Plans include the renovation of the original chapel to be used as the venue for graduations and performances. The existing extension is to be replaced with a striking new space to be used as a music centre and dining area.

We’ll do everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum whilst works take place to transform your campus. If there are any changes, we’ll keep you updated via email. If you have any questions about these developments, email the Transformation Project Team at:


Completed developments

New study spaces in the Newton building
As a result of your feedback, we’ve been busy over the Christmas break creating new study spaces in the Newton building. These exciting new spaces, which are located in the Newton Gallery, include 112 study spaces, 36 PCs, 12 iMacs and 36 loanable laptops. There are lots of desks, workstations, group study booths and power points at different spots around the area to give you more space and more options to get some of your work and study done. The new spaces are available to use now and will be open Monday to Friday 7.30 am until 9 pm during term-time.

To find out more, visit the Library web pages.  

Barnes Wallis
The two top floors of Barnes Wallis have been recently renovated to provide dedicated, customised facilities for the school of Art & Design’s fashion Management, Marketing and Communications students. This includes flexible studios and teaching rooms, a large mac suite, and communal break out spaces.

Bonington Café
The café in Bonington has been transformed, with new décor, furniture, a new layout and a brand new servery making it a great pit stop to grab a bite to eat or a drink in between lectures.

Boots Library
We have been busy increasing the number of study spaces and PCs in the Boots Library over the past year, as well as upgrading some of the toilet facilities. Level 0 now provides 150 study spaces, 73 of which have PCs. In addition, new shelving makes it easier to find books and gives a lighter, brighter feel to the area. Read more about this in our Libraries section.

Greening the City
In direct response to student feedback to build more green spaces at the City Campus, we’ve created a beautiful rooftop garden above the Boots Library – providing an alternative place to study or somewhere to take a quiet break away from the busy streets below.

We’ve also transformed an unloved plot of land in front of the Dryden Centre on Shakespeare Street, into a bright and scenic space to stop off and enjoy a spot of lunch or catch some sunshine between lectures.

Many more sites have been marked out for conversion and it is hoped that our work on Greening the City will continue to strengthen local ties, support the local community and enhance Nottingham’s biodiversity.



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