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Newport City Campus : University of Wales Building

Newport City Centre Campus – design by BDP

19 May 2011

University of Wales, Newport

RIBA Award Winner

University of Wales Newport Newport City Centre Campus University of Wales University of Wales Campus Newport City Centre Campus Building
photos © Martine Hamilton Knight

RIBA Awards

18 Mar 2011

Newport City Centre Campus

BDPs new City Centre Campus opens

BDP’s new city centre campus at Newport was officially opened this week.

BDP’s striking City Campus at the University of Wales, Newport, was officially opened this week by Sir Terry Matthews, one of Wales’ most successful businessmen who also received an honorary fellowship of the university, and Rachel Jones, Director of Arts and Business Cymru. The campus will be the region’s hub for creativity and enterprise.

Newport City Centre Campus
Newport City Centre Campus photo © Martine Hamilton Knight

Dr. Peter Noyes, the Vice Chancellor calls it “A truly stunning building providing a focal point for learning, innovation, creativity and enterprise.”

The new building occupies a highly visual waterfront site, bringing together business, technology, art, design and media disciplines into a single collaborative environment under a single roof. Housing sound and television studios, screening theatres, lecture theatres, learning support, exhibition space, teaching studios and academic offices, the design approach is to provide a sociable and convivial environment which fosters interdisciplinary learning, research and outreach.

Chris Harding, BDP’s head of education said “The building creates a sociable and exciting setting to stimulate collaborative interdisciplinary learning and research on a spectacular waterfront site. The new building will transform the identity of this progressive University.”

The shape of the building, which houses 2,700 students, maximises visual and physical connections with the city and the wonderful waterfront setting. The project realises the University’s important role in the social and economic regeneration of the city and its region.

Newport City Campus, University of Wales – Building Information

Newport City Centre Campus – Key Consultants
BDP: architect, landscape architect, lighting consultant, interior designer
Mott Macdonald: project manager
AECOM: building services engineer, acoustic consultant
Opus International: structural engineer
Willmott Dixon: main contractor

Newport City Centre Campus image / information from BDP


Newport City Centre Campus address:
Caerleon Campus, Lodge Road, Caerleon, Newport, South Wales NP18 3QT

Contact Newport City Centre Campus: 01633 430088


Location: Caerleon Campus, Lodge Road, Caerleon, Newport, Wales NP18 3QT

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Website: Wales

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Newport City Campus Building