LJMU to set out plans for estate developments

LJMU is to set out ambitious proposals to transform our campuses over the next eight years, with a focus on students and sustainability.

The LJMU Estates Plan will outline the university’s vision for delivering outstanding new teaching, learning, research and leisure facilities through new developments and the transformation of existing buildings.

The bold proposals support LJMU’s commitment to sustainability and our Climate Action Plan, investing in improvements to the public realm and enhanced green spaces to help the environment, achieve our net zero carbon target and boost the wellbeing of students and staff.

The plan will include:

  • A major new second phase development at Copperas Hill, with the construction of new facilities for the Faculty of Health, general teaching, International Study Centre and associated university facilities


  • Redevelopment and extension of the Henry Cotton Building for the Faculty of Engineering and Technology


  • The provision of first-class sports facilities and outdoor pitches at IM Marsh


  • Refurbishment and remodelling of existing buildings: James Parsons, Tom Reilly, Tithebarn, Redmonds, John Foster and Aldham Robarts Library

The programme of works will also allow us to consolidate our estate and dispose of some buildings that are either under-used or no longer fit for purpose.

The proposals are being developed in consultation with each faculty and professional services teams to ensure the planned facilities will meet all requirements and help to deliver an outstanding student experience.

The Executive Leadership Team is developing the supporting business cases, with the Estate Development Team working on the initial feasibility plans for each individual project; public consultations will be undertaken and planning applications submitted to Liverpool City Council in due course.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Mark Power said: “The proposals we will set out in the LJMU Estates Plan are bold and transformational and will ensure that we continue to provide our students with an outstanding university experience.

“The plan will support the LJMU Strategy 2030 and our commitment to developing a flexible, accessible and sustainable estate to enable excellent teaching, learning and research activity. It will also align with our environmental commitments through the LJMU Climate Action Plan and our pledge to reduce carbon emissions and reach net carbon zero by 2035.

“I’m excited by the plans we are developing and I look forward to sharing more details with you all over the coming months.”

The Estate Development Team will continue to engage with colleagues across the university and stakeholders in the city about the proposals. We will bring you further updates throughout the year.


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