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The University of Stirling has always offered an outstanding student experience, and our existing facilities were awarded five stars in the 2020 QS World University Rankings. But we’re also building for the future – which is why work is already underway on two major renovation projects that will see a combined £41.7 million invested in our central campus hub and sports facilities between now and academic year 2020/2021.

Campus Central

Our existing campus atrium is being transformed into a modern three-storey hub encompassing new social and learning spaces. The £21.7 million project will create 3,000m2 of additional floor space and maximise the impact of the University’s natural surroundings.

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A computer generated image of the university of stirling’s sports facilities redevelopment

Sports facilities

We've built an iconic new sports complex to underscore our status as Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence. The overhaul saw £20 million invested in a three-court sports hall, indoor cycling studio, enhanced changing facilities and much more.


Changes to access

  • A temporary and accessible entrance via Haldane’s Restaurant is now in use for access to the Macrobert Arts Centre, atrium, library and Students’ Union. Throughout the period of works the Students’ Union can also continue to be accessed through both the entrance off the Atrium and via the path leading from the loch bridge.
  • The existing bike racks which sit underneath the pedestrian bridge between the Atrium and the Cottrell Building, to the right-hand side of the entrance to the atrium, will be unavailable during the work. Replacement and additional bike racks are available alongside the existing bike racks on the Cottrell side of Queen’s Court.
  • The Library can be accessed via the main entrance off the atrium – pathways through the hoardings are clearly marked and signposted.
  • Stir Café and Market Street have closed for the works. Market Street will open again in early 2020. Details of when Stir Café will re-open will be confirmed at a later date.

Upcoming works

For a detailed overview of works during Campus Central, please see our FAQs.


Courtyard development

As part of the ongoing development of campus, we received planning approval in March 2019 to create a new covered courtyard at the heart of the Cottrell Building. This area is intended to act as a focal point for the campus and a key social and learning space for students.

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