Latest News and Updates
Keep up to date with all the latest news and updates as we develop a world-class estate.
Planning permission granted for infrastructure improvements
The safety of our staff, students, visitors, and the public is very important to us.
That’s why we are proposing to invest over £8 million in improving pedestrian, cycling and road user movement around the University.
We’re very pleased that Durham County Council granted planning permission for this project in July 2019, and we now hope to begin work on site in autumn 2019.
For more information on the project, please click here.
(29 May 2019)
Public Consultation to be held on proposals for a new £70m home for Durham University Business School at Elvet Waterside
Durham University is planning to relocate its internationally–accredited, Top 50 European Business School from Mill Hill Lane to the heart of Durham City on Elvet Waterside.
Mount Oswald construction update
Construction of our new Colleges and students facilities at Mount Oswald is progressing well, despite the weather.
(18 Dec 2018) » More about Mount Oswald construction update
Bright future for John Snow College, as 2019/20 location is announced
A great new home for John Snow College for 2019/20 has been announced.
State-of-the-art facilities for Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science now under construction
Work has begun on the construction of a new building which will house the expanding departments of Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science. The development is taking place on the Upper Mountjoy site of the University campus
Mount Oswald project update
In early November, colleagues from Interserve Construction will begin erecting the steel structures for student townhouse accommodation on the Mount Oswald site. This will mean cranes arriving on site and the first buildings rising out of the ground. Keep up to date here.
(1 Nov 2018)
Construction begins on £80 million Mount Oswald project
Construction has begun on an £80 million project to develop new College and student facilities.
Work set to begin on new Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science Building
The creation of a brand new facility to house the departments of Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science has been given the green light by Durham County Council. Planning permission was granted for the project at a committee meeting on 4 September.
Funding boost for Strategy delivery
Durham University has successfully secured £225 million of borrowing through a private placement.
(30 Aug 2018) » More about Funding boost for Strategy delivery
Investing in a state-of-the-art sports facility
Work has begun on a major new sports and wellbeing facility at the University’s Maiden Castle site in the south west of the City in North East England.
(2 Aug 2018) » More about Investing in a state-of-the-art sports facility
Public Consultation to take place for three estates projects
Durham University and Durham County Council are holding a joint public consultation event on three estate projects proposed for Durham City
Additional study space provision in the Bill Bryson Library
Phase 1 of the project to provide additional study spaces in the Bill Bryson Library will commence on Tuesday 3 April and last for three consecutive days with new furniture being placed on level 3 and level 4 of the Library. The current furniture will be relocated, creating an additional 100 study spaces within the Library, over the Easter vacation. These additional 100 study spaces are to be ready for the start of Easter term.
(26 Mar 2018)
Keep an eye on the Centre for Teaching and Learning
Staff, students and visitors can now get a first-hand perspective on progress on the construction of the new Centre for Teaching and Learning at Lower Mountjoy. Porthole-style viewing windows have been added to the hoardings facing onto South Road. Keep up to date with the project here.
(2 Mar 2018)
Progress on site at the Centre for Teaching and Learning
Work is well under way on site for the Centre for Teaching and Learning. View the latest photographs from the Lower Mountjoy site here.
(1 Feb 2018)
St Mary's College footpath diversion
The pedestrian route between St Mary’s College and South Road has been diverted to allow construction of the Centre for Teaching and Learning. Pedestrians are currently advised to use Quarry Heads Lane. From Monday 15 January, an alternative route will be available, past the Fergusson Building and Teikyo University of Japan in Durham.
(10 Jan 2018)
Work to begin on new colleges and student facilities
Work to develop new college and student facilities at Durham University will begin within weeks.
Work begins on innovative education hub
Construction has begun of a new hub for educational innovation at Durham University.
(15 Dec 2017) » More about Work begins on innovative education hub
Neighbourhood Plan Public Consultation events
Durham City Neighbourhood Planning Forum (NPF) are an officially-sanctioned group of volunteers who live or work in Durham City and they are creating a Neighbourhood Plan for Durham City Centre. The plan will establish the general planning policies for the development and use of land in the City for the next 15 years, within a framework set down by the adopted Local Plan of Durham County Council, and has been developed from the views of the local community.
(17 Nov 2017) » More about Neighbourhood Plan Public Consultation events
Consultation begins on Mount Oswald project
Durham University has begun consultation on its proposed development for the Mount Oswald site, Durham City.
(11 Oct 2017) » More about Consultation begins on Mount Oswald project
Consultation on £85 million Mount Oswald project
Durham University is holding a public consultation on proposals to develop the Mount Oswald site, Durham City.
(2 Oct 2017) » More about Consultation on £85 million Mount Oswald project
Exciting year of change ahead
Jane Robinson, Chief Operating Officer, looks ahead to the new academic year.
(2 Oct 2017) » More about Exciting year of change ahead
New first-class home for Ustinov College
(27 Sep 2017) » More about New first-class home for Ustinov College
Work to begin on education hub
Work to create a hub for educational innovation at Durham University will begin later this year.
(25 Sep 2017) » More about Work to begin on education hub
Redevelopment to begin at popular sports complex
Work to enhance Durham University sports facilities already used by more than 2,000 residents of North East England each week is to begin.
(13 Jul 2017) » More about Redevelopment to begin at popular sports complex
Ten-year Strategy to deliver world-class research, education and wider student experience
Durham University has launched a new ten-year Strategy which will ensure it continues to deliver world-class research, education and wider student experience.