Teeside University has unveiled plans for a £40 million Digital Life building as a focal point for digital learning at the centre of its Middlesbrough campus.
It said the building will support the demand for flexible learning, continued professional development and apprenticeships in areas including AI, immersive technologies and digital sustainable engineering.
It will include AI and robotics suites, virtual reality and cyber security laboratories, and animation and visual effects studios.
The aim is to provide a space for study and collaboration, and give students in the School of Computing an industry-quality digital studio experience.
The university has appointed Waites to build Digital Life.
Transformative for students
Professor Paul Croney, vice chancellor and chief executive of Teeside University, said: “The master plan has delivered a superb campus environment, which continues to have a transformative impact for our students. The impact of this is clear in our recent award of Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold and ongoing positive student feedback.
“Digital Life will provide a vital cross-university asset for digital innovation, firmly cementing Teesside’s reputation as a future facing university.”