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Estate Development

Durham University Strategy, 2017-2027 sets out ambitious goals to deliver world-class research, education and wider student experience.

To deliver the Strategy, the University needs a world-class estate. Major investments are planned, in new departmental space, teaching space, residential accommodation and student facilities, and in improving the condition of the existing estate.
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Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics

Current projects

Keep up to date with progress, including news, updates, photographs and more as projects develop.

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Boldon House

We are buying Boldon House to gain the required space to enhance the academic and student experience on campus and better support our staff.​
Exterior of Boldon House against a blue sky

The Sands Building

We are currently exploring with Durham County Council the possibility of occupying the new building at The Sands, Durham City
Image of a large modern building with water in the foreground

Leazes Road

We are currently considering how we can develop the Leazes Road site to offer the best possible experience for students, staff and other users.
Site map of Leazes Road development plan

Chemistry refurbishment

The aim of this project is the refurbishment of Chemistry at Durham to provide laboratories comparable to our best UK competitors.
A Chemistry experiment with test tubes

Decant and relocation

Over the next few years we will be remodelling the University’s spaces and estate. Find out more on our pages.
Lower Mountjoy campus bustling with students between lessons