The University of Central Lancashire will bring its £200 million Campus Masterplan to life at the annual ‘Best of UCLan’ event tonight.
A short CGI ‘flythrough’ video showing how the campus redevelopment could look at different stages over the next decade will be unveiled to an audience of honorary UCLan fellows, students and invited guests.
For the first time, people will be able to watch the campus being digitally transformed and witness how the redevelopment will integrate seamlessly with the City of Preston.
The event will showcase the work taking place across the university – of which the Masterplan will play a key role – as well as areas of teaching and research, business interaction and the creative endeavours of UCLan students.
The masterplan has been put together in conjunction with Lancashire County and Preston City Councils and has already been out for public consultation.
A major focus is make the campus a key part of the city in keeping with the university’s vision to create “ an attractive and inviting world-class campus
David Taylor, Pro Chancellor and chairman of the University Board, said: “The Best of UCLan event will be packed with the kind of innovation that makes us proud to be part of the UCLan family.
“It’s also a look ahead to an exciting future which will see us strengthen our ‘one city, one university’ ethos, continue to be an academically strong institution which benefits the region economically and socially, and enhance our standing as a centre for world-leading research and innovation.”
Being staged in the Foster Building on the main city campus, the dinner will be a showcase for some of the sector-leading innovations within teaching and research, business interaction and student-centred employability initiatives.
Guests will include some of UCLan’s world-leading staff, working on local, regional, national and international projects as well as leading business leaders from across the region and beyond.
Following its launch at the Best of UCLan event, the Masterplan Flythrough will be showcased via Friday’s Lancashire Evening Post.