Current Projects

We continually strive to improve our estate and environment to ensure that we deliver high quality learning and living space for our students.

Each year our Estate Development team have their work cut out with the continual improvements we make around the campus.

Our projects range from new builds, major refurbishments through to smaller re-fit works and redecorations. These are all done with the focus of ensuring that the University continues to provide places for excellence for its growing student population.

If you require any further information please contact us by email: estates@coventry.ac.uk.

New Faculty of Arts and Humanities building (name TBC)

The old Bugatti building is being demolished to facilitate the construction of a brand-new public entrance and gallery space, linking the existing Maurice Foss and Graham Sutherland buildings. The new building will also provide state-of-the-art facilities, such as a multi-use studio and Immersive Technology studio.

Graham Sutherland and Maurice Foss will receive a complete internal refurbishment, increasing capacity for the future and enabling the university to provide a stimulating, playful and challenging environment for all students. A name for the building will soon be announced. 


Civic Centre

We will be creating a landmark new building in the city centre as part of plans to redevelop the site of former council offices. The building will include a new hub for academic and research facilities as well as public spaces for the wider community. Demolition is well under way but the university will not start building work until after 2021 so it can offer the levelled site for use during Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture 2021. The new buildings have been designed to frame and enhance the surrounding landmarks and medieval plots that lie beneath the site.


Wroclaw Campus

We are opening the first foreign university in Poland. Work to fit out the campus building with facilities for students started in January and is due to be completed at the end of June 2020. The branch campus will welcome its first students in September, and will offer UK degrees taught in English. Initially, the branch campus will offer undergraduate programmes in Digital Technology, Business Management and Cyber security, while a fourth course – Aviation Management – is currently in development. The programmes were selected in collaboration with local businesses and the City of Wrocław.


James Starley building (post-demolition)

The old James Starley building was demolished to make way for the fabulous new Starley Gardens opening in 2021. Inventor of the Penny Farthing and the Coventry Tricycle, James Starley is generally regarded as the father of the modern-day bicycle industry. This eco-friendly landscaping scheme will benefit students, staff and the wider community, by providing a tranquil zone promoting wellness in the heart of the campus and Coventry city-centre. As well as opening up the whole area, the new gardens will maximise the view of Coventry Cathedral from other university buildings.

James Starley area

James Starley area


Beatrice Shilling Building

Due to fully open in autumn 2020, the new Beatrice Shilling building will be the third building to be used by the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing.

The new four-storey building will provide a range of learning spaces that will include a gaming and virtual reality studio, a specialist area for 3D printing and rapid prototyping, a laser facility and physics and electronics laboratories, all designed around a full-height central atrium configured to promote student and staff collaboration.

Coventry University ranked 15 in the UK
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year for student experience
QS Five Star Rating 2019
Coventry City of Culture 2021