Proposals for £100m worth of landmark developments, creating further world-class facilities at BU, have been submitted to planners.
Planning applications for striking gateway buildings at BU’s Lansdowne and Talbot sites have been lodged with Bournemouth and Poole’s councils following public consultation earlier this year.
The schemes, which are set to bring significant investment into Bournemouth and Poole, will include state-of-the-art facilities for BU’s highly regarded faculties of Media and Communication, Management, Science and Technology and Health and Social Sciences (HSS).
A hybrid planning application to develop a landmark Poole Gateway Building and new transport infrastructure at Talbot has been submitted to the Borough of Poole.
If approved, the building would provide new specialist facilities including TV studios, editing suites and PC laboratories for BU’s Media and Communication, Management and Science and Technology faculties.
The proposed transport infrastructure includes a new link road off the Boundary roundabout, a bus hub on campus and a car park extension.
Lansdowne’s scheme aims to bring HSS under one roof with modern facilities in a new Bournemouth Gateway Building, situated off the A338 St Paul’s roundabout.
A full application for this and associated student accommodation has been submitted to Bournemouth Borough Council.
If approved, construction is scheduled to begin in 2017 for both sites, with buildings opening in September 2019.
As part of the Lansdowne project, Three Sixty Developments is proposing to develop student accommodation with up to 550 beds on a separate site in Lansdowne Road at a cost of approximately £37m.
For more information about the proposed developments, please head to the BU website.