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Our partner, the University of Leicester, secures £55 million funding to update campus

12 August 2013

Record investment will contribute towards to new energy-efficient building projects across University of Leicester campus.

Funding has come from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Barclays Bank PLC, which have agreed to provide the capital for investment in academic and campus development at the University.

The financial support will contribute towards a new energy-efficient medical building, renovation of the Grade 2 listed Stirling-Gowan engineering building, library improvements and refurbishment of sports facilities, as well as several new academic research centres.

Both companies sent a delegation to meet with students who stand to benefit from the new facilities. They also visited buildings across the campus that will be improved with the new funding and discussed future investment plans with senior members of University staff.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Robert Burgess, who signed the agreements during the visit, said, “this record investment over 25 years aims to create a campus that matches Leicester’s ambition and reputation as part of the academic elite.”

“Key to our plan is developing a campus that augments our strengths, provides scope for new ventures and developments and creates a ‘sense of place’ – a campus that provides a real sense of identity and that staff, students and visitors find memorable.”

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