Castle Meadow Campus

An artist's impression showing a street perspective of the new campus at dusk


The university has purchased the Castle Meadow site in Nottingham, at the foot of the city’s historically significant castle, realising a longstanding ambition to have a greater physical presence in the city centre. This exciting development will benefit the whole university, with staff and students playing their part in shaping the new campus.

A home for teaching, research, partnerships and innovation

Detailed plans for the new campus will be discussed with colleagues across our university community in a series of conversations across the year, although a number of likely core uses for the new campus have already been identified.

  • A new city centre location for Nottingham University Business School - home to teaching, research and partnership activity, increasing postgraduate opportunities and our collaboration with strategic partners in the city and beyond
  • A practice-based campus for final year and postgraduate students, which offers space to major employers to create an ecosystem of employers and students to work and learn together, ultimately preparing our students for life after university
  • A home for Digital Nottingham, providing a civic, research and innovation hub, delivering lasting benefits for the city’s residents, businesses and economy by developing skills, ambitions and opportunities for growth in a digital and data-driven world.

All of these ambitions can now be realised in an environmentally-sustainable way, more quickly and at a lower cost than was originally planned before the Castle Meadow site became available.

Help us shape the future

Our community will be at the heart of shaping our new spaces. Help us to decide what the campus will become – reflecting our values, vision and strategy at a department, school, faculty and university level.

  • How do we provide the best teaching spaces and environment for our students – both on campus and online?
  • What would high-quality, future-proof city centre research and collaboration spaces look like?
  • How can surrounding communities – residents, schools and civic groups – benefit from the campus?
  • How can we reflect our commitment to sustainability and reducing plastic waste and carbon emissions on the way we shape and use our new campus?

These are just some of the themes we’ll be exploring over the coming months using surveys, workshops and other consultation events to involve as many staff and students as possible in creating our new campus. Sign up now to be kept up to date with these opportunities as they become available.