University of Leicester announces purchase of former Charles Frears campus site from DMU

Posted by pt91 at May 02, 2013 12:10 AM |
Acquisition of Brookfield will help consolidate and enhance educational provision
University of Leicester announces purchase of former Charles Frears campus site from DMU

The Vice-Chancellor, at the entrance to Brookfield House.

The University has today (2 May) announced the purchase of the 7.35 acre Brookfield site for £2.9million.

The 7.35 acres site on London Road, Leicester, some 10 minutes’ walk from the University of Leicester campus, is in keeping with the University’s strategic objective to develop the very best, state-of-the-art, facilities for its staff and students.

The site was formerly the Charles Frears campus owned by De Montfort University, and will continue to be used for educational purposes by Leicester.

The University of Leicester will retain the original name, Brookfield, in recognition of the main house and oldest building on site.  The house, built in the 19th century, was once owned by Thomas Fielding Johnson, the principal benefactor of the University of Leicester after whom the original building of the University of Leicester is already named.

Funding for the purchase will come from a combination of loans and the University’s reserves.

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