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Invest In Place

The University of Northampton is committed to delivering and relocating to a new state-of-the-art campus close to Northampton town centre, known as Waterside.The decision to relocate in its entirety set new precedents for the Higher Education sector.
The new campus will open in 2018. Construction started in 2015. 

Waterside will be a vibrant campus reflecting the University’s values of innovation, enterprise and social impact – pioneering research and stimulating growth within Northampton and the region


Introduction to Waterside

Waterside will cost £330 million to deliver and is critical for preserving the University’s long term future.

The way in which we teach and students learn is changing. The delivery of the new campus is aimed at facilitating new interactive learning practices and providing a transformational student experience.

The design of Waterside is underpinned by our ambition to make Higher Education accessible for all and for all to flourish. It supports our dedication to delivering Social Impact.

Waterside will have a fundamental positive impact on the town and its economy. It brings a 58 acre derelict site back to life and kick-starts development in Northampton’s Enterprise Zone. It will embrace its riverside setting and create an exciting new destination for Northampton.

Find out more about Waterside and its development to date at:

Site View
Campus Masterplan

Fundraising support

A common myth: The University will deliver its ambitions at Waterside without fundraising support.

The reality: The University is committed to delivering its Waterside Campus but, with existing financing limitations, the campus cannot realise its full potential without your support.

You can donate towards the overall campus development or to specific opportunities across campus.

Donations of any size will create a legacy and make the difference. The University will recognise individuals or organisations that have supported us, and you will be kept informed of our journey through to 2018 and beyond.  

Every donor who pledges over £10,000 to Waterside will be given the opportunity to have their name displayed alongside fellow donors at the University’s public facing entrance.