Beckett Developments


Campus Masterplan

Campus Masterplan

At Leeds Beckett University, we transform the lives and prospects of thousands of individuals and organisations every day through our teaching and research.

We believe that an exceptional learning environment is essential for the success of our students, which is why we are investing £200m in campus developments over the next five years.

Work is underway on the development of a new Campus Masterplan which will set out our vision for the University’s estate and development priorities for the next 10 years and beyond.

The purpose of the Masterplan will be to support the growth and success of the University in the region, while enhancing the experience of students, colleagues, visitors and the local community.

The Masterplan will build on the earlier work that has resulted in the major investments we are now making at our City and Headingley campuses.

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    The Masterplan will provide a clear road map to deliver a comprehensive programme of development that will enable the University to evolve and succeed in an increasingly competitive global higher education marketplace.

    The Masterplan will support our vision to be an excellent, accessible, globally-engaged organisation contributing positively to a thriving northern economy. It will also enable us to respond to new challenges and opportunities while building on our established strengths and recent achievements.

    It will be an ambitious plan that sets out new investment priorities to underpin our future success.


    Our vision is to create an environment that inspires our students, colleagues and visitors. The Masterplan will aim to deliver a physical environment that will make a major contribution to achieving this vision.

    The Masterplan will be informed by eight principles which were created from the thoughts and ideas of students, colleagues, external stakeholders and the local community, who gave us feedback on how they currently use our campus, and how they would like to use it in the future.

    Vision Principles

    The estate should support the attraction and retention of students.
    The estate should be flexible, supporting innovation in teaching, learning, training and research, to inspire the next generation of students to excel.
    Students and academic staff will have clearly defined homes which reduce their journey times within and between campuses.
    We will consider sustainability holistically to address the economic, social and environmental performance of our estate.
    We will aim to develop the ‘right sized’ estate for students and staff to flourish.
    We will have a clear and coherent two-campus strategy.
    We will strengthen physical and organisational links with the city and external stakeholders.
    We will unite professional services to improve collaboration and effectiveness.


    The Masterplan will take into account the views and objectives of a wide range of stakeholders both within and outside of the University. Over the next few months, we will be consulting with students, colleagues, alumni, partners and local residents, and other external stakeholders in the region. Dates and times of these consultation meetings will be published on this page soon.

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