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Campus transformation project

Over the past couple of years we have invested £136 million into developing our vision of the ‘campus of the future’ and now that vision has become a reality.

The centrepiece of the new-look campus is the towering Vijay Patel Building, which houses our art and design subjects. Designed inside and out with arresting architecture and filled with innovative, sector-leading teaching facilities, the building defines DMU’s commitment to creative education.

We have also renovated our Campus Centre, the home of student life and the headquarters of the De Montfort Students’ Union and added a new public café on the bank of the River Soar.

Mill Lane, the main road running through the heart of the campus has been completely remodelled and landscaped, adding large, grassy areas to walk and relax.

There’s our restoration of the Great Hall of Leicester Castle to its former glory, investing £4.2m in the refurbishment and creating within it a new world-class business school. We have significantly revamped and expanded our sports facilities and created numerous break-out areas for students to spend time, meet up and study in.

We have spent millions of pounds and thousands of hours developing what Leicester City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby called a “stunning” campus. Sir Peter said it was a “major tribute to DMU and the commitment of its vice-chancellor, Dominic Shellard, to improving the city. It really is becoming quality public space.”

Click through the projects below to learn how we have transformed DMU for a new generation of students.

The Vijay Patel Building The Vijay Patel Building
Improving the student experience Improving the student experience
Confucius Institute Confucius Institute
Making a significant contribution to environmental sustainability Environmental sustainability
Breakout areas in Queens and Gateway building Breakout areas
DSU Revamp DSU Revamp
Leicester Castle Business School Leicester Castle Business School
Landscaping Landscaping
The Riverside Cafe The Riverside Cafe