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Building opening times

The opening times of our buildings can vary during the summer and winter break. To find out what's open during the winter break, please view our latest news article.

Please check back to this page to view the opening times for buildings and food outlets on our Talbot and Lansdowne campuses during term time.

For help finding a building on campus our Talbot and Lansdowne Campus maps and address list will be able to assist you. We also share information about room numbers and getting around campus which you may find useful.

If you have a question about building access on campus, or how to book a room please contact the Estates Service Desk on option 2, where a member of the team will be able to help.

Talbot Campus

Building

Opening times

Students

Staff

Christchurch House

8am – 10pm, Monday to Friday.

7am – 10pm, Monday to Friday.

Dorset House

8am – 10pm, Monday to Friday.

Use of Labs on a weekend or outside opening hours booked through Faculty.

7am – 10pm, Monday to Friday.

Use of Labs on a weekend or outside opening hours booked through Faculty.

Fusion Building

Term time: 8am – 10pm, Monday to Friday.

Non term time: 8am – 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Term time: 8am – 10pm, Monday to Friday.

Non term time: 8am – 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Innovation Centre

8am – 8pm, Monday to Friday.

8am – 8pm, Monday to Friday.

Kimmeridge House

8am – 8pm, Monday to Friday.

Access outside these times as per booking schedule.

8am – 8pm, Monday to Friday.

Access outside these times as per booking schedule.

Poole Gateway Building

24-hour access, Monday to Sunday for Faculty of Science and Technology, and Faculty of Media Students – Access based on course requirements as directed by Faculty.

All other student access, 8am – 10pm, Monday to Friday.

24-hour access, Monday to Sunday for Faculty of Science and Technology, and Faculty of Media staff.

All other staff access, 8am - 10pm, Monday to Friday.

Poole House (including Open Access Centre)

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Student ID card required to access buildings overnight (8pm to 8 am) and Sunday, 8am – 8pm.

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Staff Smartcard required to access building (8pm to 8 am) and Sunday, 8am – 8pm.

Poole House Lecture Theatres

Open as per booking schedule.

Open as per booking schedule.

Poole House, Sports Hall and SportBU

Please view opening hours on the SportBU website

Please view opening hours on the SportBU website

Student Centre

8am – 10pm, Monday to Sunday.

Student ID card required to access building after 8pm.

8am – 10pm, Monday to Sunday

Staff Smartcard required to access building after 8pm.

Talbot House

8am – 8pm, Monday to Sunday.

Prayer room accessible after 8pm via Poole House Reception.

Access outside these times as per booking schedule.

8am – 8pm, Monday to Sunday.

Prayer room accessible after 8pm via Poole House Reception.

Access outside these times as per booking schedule.

The Sir Michael Cobham Library

Please view opening hours on the BU libraries webpage.

Please view opening hours on the BU libraries webpage.

Tolpuddle Annexes

7am – 10pm, Monday to Friday.

With exception of the Media areas which are controlled by Student ID card.

7am – 10pm, Monday to Friday.

With exception of the Media areas which are controlled by Staff SmartCard.

Weymouth House

8am – 10pm, Monday to Friday.

7am – 10pm, Monday to Friday.

Lansdowne Campus

Building

Opening times

Students

Staff

Bournemouth Gateway Building

24/7 access via main reception entrance.

Open Access Centre and Weston Library open 24/7.

24/7 access via main reception entrance.

Executive Business Centre

8am – 7.30pm, Monday to Friday.

9am – 5pm, Saturday.

Sunday - closed.

7am – 7.30pm, Monday to Thursday.

Access via side door between 7.00am – 8.00am, Monday to Thursday.

9am – 5pm, Saturday.

Sunday - closed.

Studland House

No access unless requested by Professional Services staff member.

7am – 10pm, Monday to Sunday for Professional Services Staff.

Reception open 8am – 4.45pm.

Smartcard required to access building via the Rear Door from 5pm.


Food outlet opening times

Talbot Campus

Location

Opening hours

Starbucks, Poole House

Starbucks offers breakfast muffins and pastries until 11am then full retail range throughout the day. This includes hot and cold snacks, meal deals, pastries and confectionary.

Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5pm

Costa, Fusion Building

Costa Coffee offers breakfast muffins and pastries until 11am then full retail range throughout the day.

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

FOOD Restaurant Lunch Service, Fusion Building

A varying lunch menu alongside a deli bar, jacket potato bar and Friday Fish day. Vegetarian and vegan dishes on offer daily.

Monday – Friday, 11:30am – 3pm

Naked Coffee, Poole Gateway Building

Naked coffee is an independent local business which takes pride in roasting, blending and brewing unique ethical coffee, with a focus on a large selection of vegan products.

Monday – Friday, 10am – 3pm

Lansdowne Campus

Location

Opening hours

Costa Coffee, Bournemouth Gateway Building

Costa Coffee offers breakfast muffins and pastries until 11am then full retail range throughout the day.

Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4pm