About the investment

CSL Keele University is investing £45m in the creation of new state-of-the-art science facilities on its campus, including new laboratories and teaching spaces, as part of the biggest single investment in learning and teaching in the University’s history.

The first phase of the investment includes an £11m complete redevelopment and major extension of the University’s Huxley Building, home to the School of Life Sciences, which will open later this year. The larger and fully refurbished building will provide two state-of-the-art teaching laboratories plus additional research laboratories for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and will significantly increase capacity.

Planning permission for the £34m second phase was recently approved by Newcastle-Under-Lyme Borough Council, and includes the creation of a brand new Central Science Laboratories building on the campus, with work due to start in 2017 and be completed by summer 2019.