Breaking Ground at University Learning Hub


Breaking Ground at University Learning Hub

The £12.75m University Learning Hub will be at the centre of an immersive higher education experience at Hartpury (rated 6th in the UK for Teaching in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide), creating a two-storey space covering approximately 3048sqm. This is the first new building project implemented exclusively for the institution’s growing undergraduate and postgraduate student population.



The project has been part-funded by the Government’s Levelling Up Fund, a result of a local partnership between Hartpury University and Hartpury College, Forest of Dean District Council, Cinderford Town Council and Mark Harper MP. The grant is being used to introduce new health, enterprise, and aspiration opportunities across the Forest. The project will help support the local economy, create jobs and play an important role in raising aspirations for young people in the Forest of Dean and beyond.


Quote from our Client

Professor Andy Collop, Vice-Chancellor, Principal and CEO of Hartpury, said:

“This breaking ground ceremony marks a momentous occasion for Hartpury University as work starts on a building that will revolve solely around the needs of our higher education students.


The building will bring our most important higher education student services together in one place, serving their study and social needs as well as providing access to support and guidance. 


I must thank our friends and partners at the Forest of Dean District Council and indeed our local MP Mark Harper, who along with Cinderford Town Council and support from GFirst LEP helped to secure support for our region from the Levelling Up Fund.

The comprehensive plan that also includes developing leisure facilities locally and repurposing vacant buildings, will generate opportunities for the people of the Forest and help to make the region a great place to live, work, study, and play.”








More information about our client Hartpury:

Hartpury continues to invest in its world-class facilities which was recognised at the 2022 WhatUni Student Choice Awards in which Hartpury was ranked 3rd in the UK by students for facilities.


Hartpury was recently named as the no.1 specialist STEM university for local growth and regeneration, in the second publication of Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) results released by Research England. The KEF has placed Hartpury in the highest possible band for ‘Local Growth and Regeneration’.


Hartpury have recently been rated 6th in the UK for Teaching in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide

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