Masterplan Estate Strategy 2026+

A £1billion vision for our estate over the next 15 years and beyond


At the University of Liverpool we are proud of our rich history and heritage and of our place in this fantastic, vibrant city.

As one of the UK’s leading research-intensive higher education institutions, we are known for our excellent teaching and research, our global outlook and our continued civic commitment.

Our campuses and facilities are an important enabler of this work and, whilst our estate boasts some world-class facilities and wonderful spaces, we need continued investment to best support our ambitious future plans, up to Strategy 2026 and beyond.

This Masterplan Estate Strategy articulates a clear and coherent long-term vision for the future of our university campuses so that they best support our strategic priorities.

Following extensive consultation with staff and students in early 2016 and building on the resulting Estate Strategy, we have placed the issues that matter most to our university community and to our wider stakeholders at the very heart of our plan.

Key highlights

The Masterplan sets out a wide range of proposals, with early projects including:

  • The development of a £23m showcase building for the School of Architecture
  • A new £42m Electrical Engineering and Electronics facility
  • Significant enhancements to the Veterinary Institute facilities at the Leahurst campus
  • A new multi-storey car park
  • Creation of a new university park opposite Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.

Building projects which have been announced in recent months, such as the Digital Innovation Facility and the Arts and Humanities Centre, as well as a range of other facilities to enhance teaching, research and impact and student life space on the University’s campuses are also included.

1,000 tree campus

The Masterplan proposes introducing a new university park on the Liverpool campus, together with plans to revitalise existing courtyards. It also includes a commitment to becoming a 1,000 tree campus, with a carefully devised public realm vision to support the University’s commitments to sustainability and wellbeing.

To achieve this, the Masterplan includes proposals to remove small, disparate car parks in the centre of the Liverpool campus and replace these with three multi-storey car parks towards its perimeter. There are also plans to invest in sustainable travel options.

Plans to improve accessibility and further promote equality, diversity and inclusivity on campus are also a key part of the proposals.


Significant investment is also planned for the Leahurst campus as part of the Estate Masterplan. This includes major developments for equine care, expanded research facilities and a redeveloped student skills zone.


The consultation on the Masterplan Estate Strategy 2026+ has now closed.

The Masterplan Estate Strategy 2026 is still available to download

Also available are:

Masterplan Estate Strategy posters which summarise the key features of the plan

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