Bournemouth Gateway Building – the latest addition to our campuses and the new home of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences – first opened its doors last October. But with access limited by Covid-19 restrictions, many within the BU community are yet to experience this stunning development in person. 

As we look forward to restrictions gradually easing and the building becoming more widely accessible, we’re delighted to share these new 360° images – providing a glimpse of what this new site on our Lansdowne Campus will offer for years to come.

Entrance and the Weston Library

These images are from the ground floor areas within the building, including the foyer, Alumni Cafe and the Weston Library. The library here houses resources mainly for the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences and BU Business School, but students from all faculties are welcome to use the facilities. You’ll also note a high-tech Anatomage table among these images, which is used by students to study anatomy.

Practical simulation facilities

Mirroring both clinical and community workplace settings, these simulation facilities provide a safe environment for students to practise essential skills before heading out on placement. They include an operating theatre, an ambulance simulation suite, flexible skills rooms, plinth room, maternity suite, hospital wards and community home settings.

Lecture theatre and seminar rooms

The large Wolfson Lecture Theatre, with entrances at the front and back of the room, and an example of one of the spacious seminar rooms in the building.

Breakout spaces

Some more views from around the building, showcasing the scale of the light-filled spaces that feature throughout.