By Eva Quigley & Claire Houghton: Staffordshire University has unveiled a £10million plan to transform its Stoke campus.
The work is part of the wider £282 million University Quarter project, which will remodel existing buildings at the Leek Road and College Road sites.
There is also a new £4.5 million landscaping scheme is also aiming to improve links across the University campus, including a new bridge and footpath linking the Leek Road site to the swimming pool and sports facilities at Fenton Manor and the new St Peter’s Academy.
New entrances to the Art and Design building and Brindley building will be created, along with a new social café and more areas for students.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Paul Richards said: “Student expectations continue to grow and these ambitious plans go a long way to improve the overall study environment and access between our key sites and the sites of our college partners in the University Quarter.
“We are committed to putting students at the heart of everything we do and we believe the Stoke upgrade will have a positive impact on the experience of every student who attends our Stoke campus and those of our college partners.”