Purpose-built campus


Opened in September 2018, Waterside Campus has been designed and built with you in mind. Located in Northampton town centre, it has everything you need for your studies and more.

The Creative Hub: Bringing together creative and science disciplines in flexible learning space, the Creative Hub sits next to the beautiful marina on the banks of the River Nene. This building predominantly houses laboratories and specialist teaching spaces and is a hive of creativity on campus.

The Learning Hub: The main building on site is known as the Learning Hub, offering a 24/7 library and learning environment with plenty of places to grab a cup of coffee and a bite to eat between seminars. Walking through the doors you will enter an incredible light-filled foyer that has been built around the model of a piazza, where people meet, study, work or just relax. The building is a flexible venue, suitable for guest lectures, exhibitions and events and learning spaces, designed to encourage students and staff from different subject areas to work together.

The Development Hub is the newest addition to our campus and is situated at the junction of Bedford Road and Cliftonville Road. The newly refurbished building is home to a small number of courses within acting, art and music. As well as specialist teaching space and shared meeting rooms, there's a common room where you can study, prepare food and socialise.

The Engine Shed: Your Students’ Union has its home in the Engine Shed, a Grade II listed building that has undergone an incredible refurbishment thanks to a £1.5m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Along with the new Students’ Union venue in town – Element – you won’t be short of places to spend time with your friends.

The Sports Dome: Let’s not forget that Waterside offers plenty of choices for how you may choose to spend your downtime. Our sports dome is suitable for a variety of sports, including netball, badminton, volleyball and basketball. These facilities complement the three outdoor multi-use games areas and floodlit full-size all weather sports pitch. Plus, we have entered into a partnership with Trilogy Leisure to offer discounted membership at their superb gyms and swimming pools, located nearby.

Find out more by taking a look at our 360 campus tour.