The transformation of two historic buildings - Newton and Arkwright

The most significant estate development in our history has been the ambitious regeneration of the Newton and Arkwright buildings, which will deliver a truly inspirational learning environment for generations of students.

A stunning piece of contemporary architecture was inserted between the two Grade II* listed buildings, Newton and Arkwright. The centrepiece is an impressive, glazed centre court with a walk-round balcony, leading from the new entrance conveniently situated by the NTU tram stop.

All the essential student services are located there, as well as cafes and deli-bars and lots of space where students can meet and mingle and discuss course work and more.

In the Newton building, students have an abundance of teaching space, a range of lecture theatres of different sizes and masses of space for social learning.

The quadrangle provides a quiet space for thinking and developing creative ideas, and right next to it is the building where silicone was invented by Dr Frederick Kipping in the late 19th century!

Newton building
Inside Newton Arkwright