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Catalyst building

Introducing The Catalyst. A new 8,800 sqm, four storey building, bringing together the delivery of apprenticeships and skills, to meet employer demand, in flexible, high-quality, digitally enabled space.

Located at our Leek Road Campus in Stoke-on-Trent on the former Brindley building site, The Catalyst will be a unified building, bringing together social, study, teaching and support functions. Interwoven with these, the building will also be home to the University’s apprenticeship and Business School programmes.

A University hub providing world-class services and settings to support students through their education and towards their employment, the building will also reach out to, and welcome, both current and future students, staff and employers.

Step inside the Catalyst

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Over 6,300 apprenticeships by 2030

As part of our commitment to work-based learning, The Catalyst building will provide a dedicated space for our higher degree apprentices. It will bring together the delivery of apprenticeships and skills and help to meet employer demand in a flexible, high-quality, digitally enabled space. 

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An artistic rendering of the Catalyst interior

Watch as The Catalyst Building takes shape

On campus cameras have been capturing The Catalyst as it takes shape with new video updates every month. 

Catalyst construction work