THE project that will transform the University of Brighton’s Moulsecoomb campus over the next three years has made the shortlist for the prestigious Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.

The project has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Estates Strategy category which showcases major achievements in estates and facilities management across all of the UK’s Higher Education sector.

The Moulsecoomb Campus Development programme, which gets underway this month, will deliver:

• 800 student bedrooms in five new halls of residence

• A new academic building that will house Brighton Business School and provide modern and flexible teaching and social spaces

• New Students’ Union and fitness facilities

• Multi-storey car park

• A new pedestrian bridge linking both sides of the campus across the busy Lewes Road

The campus development is part of a wider £300 million masterplan that also includes the adjacent Preston Barracks site which has been derelict for over forty years.

Sue McHugh, director of campus development at the university said: “This is fantastic recognition for what has been an outstanding team effort by all concerned. It has taken many years of hard work to get us to this point.”