The Master Plan that we are developing sets out the core strategy that will guide decisions and growth in the next 10-20 years. We are approaching the site as a whole, looking at the short-, medium- and long-term space and growth requirements to ensure that we plan properly for the future needs of the university, its colleges, institutes and students.
The Master Plan also gives us an opportunity to develop the most environmentally sustainable educational estate in London. We intend to use low- and no-carbon technologies to help London reduce emissions. The developments and refurbishments that form this Master Plan will be undertaken using high quality materials designed to last, evolve and adapt with the future trends of education and learning.
The Master Plan will provide an improved public, green and open space for all with clearer ways to walk and cycle. It will also include enhanced lighting and better east-west connections.
Biodiversity will be greatly enhanced through the improvement of public and green-spaces. We hope that our Master Plan will create an inspiring place for our students to learn, but by replacing vast swathes of tarmac with landscaping and planting, it will also become a haven for people, pollinators and wildlife in the heart of the city. We will reduce car-parking, giving priority to pedestrians and cyclists across the campus. This will help to create a better Bloomsbury for the local community, including workers, students and visitors.