Ground Breaking at the University of Winchester

Osborne CEO Andy Steele joined University Vice- Chancellor Professor Joy Carter, and Chancellor and television presenter Alan Titchmarsh, for a ground breaking ceremony at the University of Winchester to mark the first official day of construction on the new landmark West Downs campus project.

The £50m new development will provide first-class teaching and learning facilities and will be home to Digital Futures, the University’s computer and digital-related degree programmes. Designed by award-winning, Winchester-based architects, Design Engine, the contemporary design will feature an art gallery; a 250-seat auditorium for performances; a café and food hall; a contemplation space; courtyard garden and library.

Professor Joy Carter said: “I am delighted work is now under way on this exciting new development at West Downs, which represents a significant investment for both the University and the city of Winchester. As a values-driven institution we are passionate about creating an environment in which students can flourish as individuals: this new development is both a symbol of that passion and of our commitment to high standards of academic achievement.”