Waterside Campus

“Waterside Campus will be a vibrant place reflecting our values of innovation, enterprise, social impact and community – delivering pioneering research and stimulating growth within Northampton and the region”

The University of Northampton has committed to creating a new campus for its ever-widening community, in the heart of Northampton. Waterside Campus, opening in September 2018, will provide state-of-the-art academic facilities for 15,000 students, residential facilities for students and leisure facilities open to the community.  

The innovative £330m Waterside Campus will transform a 58 acre brownfield site in Northampton’s Waterside Enterprise Zone.  The area is in close proximity to the town centre, a short walk away through the town’s Cultural Quarter and past the University’s St John’s Halls of Residences, opened in 2014.

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View of the South of the campus, showing progress with the construction of the Senate Building, Students’ Union and Sports facilities. View full screen

View of the West of the campus, showing progress with the construction of the Creative Hub, Learning Commons building and student village. View full screen

View of the Grade II listed Engine shed restoration, which will become the Students’ Union from 2018. View full screen

In 2015, the University of Northampton celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the granting of its University Title and Research Degree Awarding Powers. 

Building on the great successes achieved during the period, the University is developing a bright future as Northamptonshire’s dedicated provider of Higher Education, committed to creating the best possible life chances for those who study and work with us. 

Find out more about the vision of the University of Northampton. 

Our new vibrant Waterside Campus will open in September 2018.  The University is always looking for ways to enhance the offerings it provides to students, staff and the community and you can help…..

Visit our ‘Invest’ fundraising page to see how you can make a difference.

“We are extremely proud to have secured a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to develop the new Waterside Campus in the heart of Northampton. This is an exciting investment in the future of our students, staff, community and University.”

Professor Nick Petford – Vice Chancellor and CEO, University of Northampton