Arts University Bournemouth has developed a significant national and international reputation, a reputation it seeks to build upon.
It has close links with creative industries and business start-ups, with AUB students bringing an estimated £19 million a year into the Poole and Bournemouth economy. At a local level it provides publicly accessible galleries, short courses, library facilities and employment opportunities.
Outline expansion plans for the AUB campus were approved in December 2016. The outline application included the construction of up to 14,000sqm of new academic buildings and accommodation for 300 students at its Wallisdown campus. The plans also include landscaping proposals to ensure the campus and its boundaries remain attractive to those on and outside the campus.
Detailed plans for the first stage of construction are now being developed with the desire for AUB to submit an application for planning approval in mid-2017. The project provides an exciting opportunity for the University and the wider area and will be important in maintaining the University’s international reputation as a leading arts university and allow for the continuing modernisation of its campus.
Between 2014 and 2016, AUB completed a £17million investment project. You can read more about the development works here.