Frequently asked questions

If you have a question about the University's Estate Master Plan, you may find the answer here. If you don't, please contact us and we will do our best to respond to your question.

We recognise the importance of not only retaining the site’s heritage, but opening it up to all of local communities. We will be working closely with local and national heritage organisations to create a green, open campus that can be enjoyed by students, staff and the local community.

We are still in the early stages of creating a Development Brief, however it is likely that if the proposals are supported, the total investment will be in excess of £150m over a 10 to 15 year period. 

We hope to start demolition work on the dilapidated prison outbuildings shortly after receiving planning consent. Following this demolition work, archaeological exploration of the site will start.

The redevelopment of the North Holmes site is very much about consolidating our estate in Canterbury and improving the buildings on the Campus. We estimate that approximately 30% of the buildings on the North Holmes Campus are in need of replacement. 

Like most institutions, our student numbers fluctuate year by year. Over the last five years our student numbers have fluctuated between 18,000 and 20,000 across the campus network.

Currently we have almost 17,000 students enrolled at the University, of which, just over 14,000 are based in Canterbury. Over the next five years we aim to maintain our overall target student population of 20,000 across our campus network.


Contact us

  • If you have a question for the project team, please contact Joanne Hannington in the Estates and Facilities Services Department, who will forward your query to the most appropriate member of the team.
  • Email:

    Tel: 01227 782322 


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