Refurbished Chapman Building revitalises campus

Tuesday 6 November 2012
Chapman Building
A key phase in the redevelopment of the University of Salford’s campus was achieved when the refurbished Chapman Building was opened to reveal a beautiful, contemporary and environmentally-friendly space.

The outdated 1960s building has been modernised to improve its internal and external appearance. Students now enjoy six lecture theatres equipped with the very latest technology and large screen displays, a series of learning and breakout spaces, plus a Fairtrade café with views across the campus. 

Environmental benefits include the halving of gas consumption, a 20% reduction in electricity use and building insulation with a 30-year lifespan.

Real-time displays of energy use are shown on walls by the entrance, and technical information and a cut-away section of the insulated wall in the reception will be used as a teaching resource by students in the School of the Built Environment.

The refurbishment marks the delivery of the first phase the University’s Campus Plan which is transforming Salford into a state-of-the-art university.

The next phase includes the construction of the new Gateway Building for arts subjects which will have a theatre, studio space, tuition and practice space and social learning areas.  New student accommodation overlooking Peel Park will also be built.