University of Bolton plots 50,000 sq ft expansion
The university has lodged an application to build a four-storey facility at its Deane campus.
The scheme aims to increase education provision so that the university can “enhance its current science, technical, engineering and maths (STEM) courses across the campus”, according to a design and access statement submitted by consultancy Spawforths.
In addition, the expansion “will allow the rebalancing of existing facilities as required to maximise future provision for students,” Spawforths added.
Under the proposals, the university would construct a 50,000 sq ft building on a site off Whowell Street overlooking the Sward, close to University Collegiate School.
The application is for outline planning permission with all matters reserved. All other matters would be addressed through a future reserved matters application.
Separate proposals are being drawn up for the expansion of the UCS on a site next to the one earmarked for the new STEM building.
Future phases of work at the University of Bolton’s Deane Campus include the reuse and refurbishment of the existing sports hall building into an online learning facility.