Edge Hill University 2018
This visualisation of the campus shows potential developments over the next few years. The fully-developed campus will be one of the finest in the UK, providing a high-quality landscaped environment for study, research and student living, integrated with arts, sporting and recreational facilities.
Creative Edge will be a state-of-the-art building that will provide high-spec suites of industry standard facilities for Media, Film, Animation, Advertising and Computing students.
Features will include TV studios with broadcast capacity and full production capabilities, recording studios, sound-editing suites, a radio studio, animation studios, photographic studio, multimedia laboratory and networking, forensic and computer labs. The new facilities will provide space for teaching, research and collaboration with industry partners. Units will also be available to students and graduates in the early stages for starting their own businesses.
The Biology Department will be extended with a whole floor of brand-new lab space, supporting further work in human biology, together with enhanced facilities for computing and research. These new additions will complement the original purpose-built building which already contains a range of excellent ICT facilities, laboratories, prep rooms and a lecture theatre.
A new sports complex is currently underway to the east of the Ormskirk Campus. Facilities will include running tracks, rugby, hockey and football pitches, athletics field, netball and tennis courts and a trim trail with exercise stations. A single storey building will accommodate an eight-court sports hall with viewing gallery for basketball, netball, badminton, five-a-side football and general sports use, a 25-metre swimming pool, a 100-station fitness suite, aerobics studio, health suite with sauna and steam rooms, a café and lounge area.
New ecological features and wildlife habitats will be created, including mixed-woodland areas and footpaths linking to Ruff Wood, wildflower meadows, open grassland and a new wildlife pond, and structural screen planting and hedgerow replacement. The whole development will incorporate sustainable drainage and low carbon design and building technologies.
A further 230 en-suite rooms are planned for September 2013 to enhance the experience for the increasing numbers of students who wish to live on campus.
At the time of writing, some developments are subject to planning permission.