£55m boost for University campus development

Posted by er134 at Jul 30, 2013 01:15 PM |
Record investment will contribute towards to new energy-efficient building projects across University of Leicester campus
£55m boost for University campus development

Jonathan Taylor, European Investment Bank Vice President; University of Leicester’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Bob Burgess

The European Investment Bank and Barclays PLC have agreed to provide £55m to fund investment in academic and campus development at the University of Leicester.

This financial support will contribute towards investment in a new energy-efficient medical building, renovation of the landmark Engineering building, Library improvements and refurbishment of sports facilities, as well as enhance energy efficiency across the campus.

A delegation from both companies met with students who will benefit from new facilities, visited buildings across the campus set to benefit from the new funding and discussed future investment plans with senior members of University staff.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Robert Burgess, who signed the agreements during the visit, said the development will ensure that future generations of students continue to benefit from world class research and excellent education facilities.