Campus development

Middlesex University has four campuses providing outstanding facilities to over 40,000 students worldwide. Our flagship campus is in London, and a further three campuses (Dubai, Malta and Mauritius) are overseas. Our London campus is set in a prime location of North West London, a short walk from Hendon Central tube station.

Since 2000, Middlesex University has invested a total of £200 million in an ambitious estate strategy. This strategy aims to reduce inefficient and widespread provision by consolidating much of the university's teaching, learning and research at the flagship campus in Hendon. This strategy will reduce costs and improve the long term sustainability of the university, whilst enhancing academic initiatives. Student numbers are also expected to increase through this investment, as the university now boasts a fabulous modern campus feel throughout with vastly improved teaching, support and leisure facilities.

This estate strategy has also been effective in supporting the university’s commitment to sustainability, with the ongoing development of environmentally friendly, flexible accommodation and rigorous monitoring and management of all buildings to reduce the university’s carbon footprint.

Please view our Carbon Management Plan

The development of Middlesex University has been delivered in phases; please click on each link for more information:

Phase 1: £25 million investment 

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The library which is located at our Hendon campus was named after Middlesex University’s chancellor, the Right Honourable Lord Sheppard of Didgemere. It opened in 2004.

Designed by BPR Architects, the Sheppard Library provides an airy light environment for study. It houses a huge range of learning resources and has IT provision to accommodate up to 8,000 students. 

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Ricketts Quadrangle is a busy meeting and social space on our Hendon campus was previously an outdoor quad. It opened in 2005.

The centrepiece of the flagship Hendon campus, the Sir Raymond Rickett Quadrangle was glazed, as designed by BPR Architects. Ricketts Quadrangle is a focus for key university events and a central meeting place for students and staff alike.

Phase 2: £45 million investment

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The Hatchcroft Building houses the majority of the University’s science and social science programmes. It is an environmentally friendly building that has been awarded a BREEAM rating of ‘excellent’. It opened in 2008.

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The Forum is the centre for student life at the Hendon campus. It features a range of different eateries, a chill out area, a student bar, pool tables and fully equipped stage with professional lighting and a mixing desk. It opened in 2008.

We have also refurbished our fitness suite with a fully equipped gym and weights area, changing rooms, showers and a link to the university’s famous Real Tennis Court. Our nursery facilities have recently been refurbished and expanded, as have existing university facilities on the Hendon campus and additional newly leased accommodation.

Phase 3: £80 million investment

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The new Art, Design and Media Building on our Hendon campus is a world class, environmentally friendly building. It houses art and design programmes from our old Cat Hill campus (which has now closed) and media programmes from the old Trent Park campus (which closed 2012). This building was opened in 2011.


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