ARU Peterborough new development

Construction of a second teaching building at ARU Peterborough has begun.

The new building will include a "Living Lab", a publicly accessible, interactive science facility and education space which will have the flexibility to host a variety of events, exhibitions, education opportunities with local schools, immersive displays, talks, forums and potentially evening classes.

It's designed to support mainly science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) fields and expand the number of places for students. There will be specialist teaching labs, including in microbiology and engineering, flexible teaching spaces, and a social learning space.

The new building is planned to open in autumn 2024. It's on the site of the former Regional Pool car park, next to University House, which opened to students in September 2022.

Find out more about the second teaching building.

Want to see more? You can view a timelapse camera of the building work. Images are taken every 20 minutes throughout the day.

Group of 17 people, one digging a ceremonial spade into the ground to mark the start of construction work on a second teaching building at ARU Peterborough

Representatives from the partners developing the university, the Combined Authority, Peterborough City Council and Anglia Ruskin University at the turf-cutting ceremony in June 2023.