Bath Spa University has been granted planning permission for the first phase of the Newton Park Masterplan development. The phase includes the proposed new Academic Building (designed by Cube Design) an energy centre, an extension to the main car park and associated landscape designs for courtyard spaces, walk ways, a meadow and an amphitheatre.
The new building will become one of the main centres for digital media technology teaching in the South West and also contains multipurpose teaching space and e-learning space. The surrounding grade II* Landscape of Newton Park is a stunning setting and the new landscape design exists primarily to integrate the building into the wider historic park. The building is designed to have an excellent BREEAM rating and is heated / cooled via a separate energy centre building that will eventually have capacity to serve half the buildings on the campus.