Close to the historic town centre, our friendly Banbury campus is undergoing a major redevelopment.
The campus currently sits on both sides of Broughton Road, but we have an ambitious long-term plan to relocate the entire campus to the south side of the road.
The first phase was completed when we opened the Centre for Creative Arts in September 2011. It is an attractive, open plan and energy-efficient building with new atria space that's inspiring for our arts students.
Motor and media
New centres for motor vehicle industry and media form the next stage of the Banbury development. It is hoped that staff and students will be able to move in before the end of 2013.
Principal Sally Dicketts says: “We are thrilled to be able to announce that work can start on this new development which will make a big difference to our students and staff.
In challenging economic times it is a huge boost to be able to invest in education in Banbury in a way that will also benefit local businesses and the community. We’re also very grateful to the Skills Funding Agency for their support of this development.”
The media centre will be on three levels. To fit the site topography and provide dark room facilities, the lower level will be built into the hillside at the back of the new Centre for Creative Arts building.
The motor vehicle industry centre will be a single-storey, purpose-built facility.
Both new buildings will have eco-technologies for their lighting, heating and cooling systems.