In 2016, we published our Concept Masterplan containing ideas on how best to develop the campus over the next 30-50 years to meet the needs of the University community and of the city and region that we are so proud to be a part of.
Public consultation ran from July to September 2016 and included presentations to a number of local organisations and groups as well as public exhibtions, a leaflet drop to residents and information online.
We are continuing to take an incremental approach to the production of a completed Framework Masterplan for the Canterbury campus, and working closely with both Canterbury City Council and Kent County Council.
We have published and consulted on a Discussion Document containing a proposed vision for the campus and outline points from our emerging strategies for ‘Place-making’, ‘Planning and environment’, ‘Landscape and biodiversity’ and ‘Transport and movement’.
Since then, we have published our Consultation Statement on that stage of the project.
The statement provides an account of the consultation undertaken with a range of stakeholders, their comments and the University’s response to them.
Together with responses from last year’s consultation, these comments are informing the next step of the process, the identification of options for different parts of the Masterplan area. These will be subject to further consultation later in the year.
We will continue to update our Masterplan web pages with information.
Current building plans
While the Masterplan lays out a framework for the long-term future of the campus, the University also has a five to ten-year plan with more definite details of our actual building plans. These include academic buildings for teaching and research as well as student support, activities and improved sports facilities. All of these are to be built within the heart of the campus alongside our current buildings or in place of ones in need of replacement.