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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 is a University within a building. It brings together social, study, teaching and support functions as well as delivering events space, community space, food outlets and more.

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.

Opening Hours:

  • The Catalyst building is open from 7am to 10pm daily.
  • Library Click and Collect facility from 8am to 10pm daily.
  • The Bistro from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
  • The Kitchen 8am to 2pm Monday to Friday.
  • The Coffee Shop 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday

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