Over the period of the Strategic Plan 2012 to 2016, City invested approximately £150M in staff, information technology, libraries and the estate.
The new, breathtaking exterior and entrance to the main campus on Northampton Square now match the refurbished spaces in the basement areas. Developments elsewhere have transformed City and the student and staff experience.
The Financial & Investment Plan that underpins the Vision & Strategy 2026 sets out an equally exciting programme of investment for the future in new educational and research space for students and staff. Development will focus on our areas of growth in Cass, Law and Arts & Social Sciences but everyone will benefit from the creation of a high quality estate and our visible commitment to the local area.
We started building next-generation learning spaces as part of the estate programme from the Strategic Plan 2012 to 2016 to support education and provide space for our increasingly research intensive institution. We will continue to invest in responsive learning environments, characterised by formal and informal learning spaces and collaborative learning in line with the Education & Student Strategy.
The highest sustainability standards will underpin our estate development programme. This will build on our achievement of ISO 14001 certification for City’s environmental management system and planning and we will take a range of actions to support our commitment to embedding sustainability across City’s estate activities.
City is committed to embedding sustainability across its activities to play a leading role in promoting sustainability both locally and globally. The aim is to fulfil this not only by reducing our own carbon emissions and ensuring that our facilities are built to the highest sustainability standards but also through a commitment to behaviour change and education for sustainable development.