UCLan have unveiled a CGI representation of their £200 million campus masterplan for the Preston campus.Advertisement
It is the first time the plans, which will change Preston dramatically over the next ten years, have been brought to life digitally.
Guests were first shown the images and video at the Best of UCLan event on November 19 which featured students and businesses from the community.
David Taylor, pro chancellor and chair of the university board, said: “The event provided a real flavour of the University’s innovation, and the Campus Masterplan is perhaps our most exciting and transformative development yet.
“Along with our development partners at Lancashire County Council and Preston City Council our aim is to integrate the development seamlessly with the rest of the City, boosting inward investment to benefit current and future generations of students, staff, visitors and the wider community.
“Through our various public engagement initiatives well over a thousand people have taken the time to give us their views and suggestions on the Masterplan; information which has been hugely useful and used to inform our plans. As the plans become a reality we remain committed to engaging with neighbours and the wider stakeholder community, listening to and acting upon any concerns.
“The project is so complex and far-reaching that at present it’s difficult to visualise the finished scheme and the way it will enhance the city. That’s why we were so excited to be able to bring it to life through our Masterplan Flythrough video.”
A key part of the development plan is the construction of the £30-million-plus Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) due to be completed in the spring of 2018.
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