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Sheffield Hallam University to open its first London campus at Brent Cross Town

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Sheffield Hallam University is to open a satellite London student campus for up to 5000 students at the £8 billion Brent Cross Town development in north west London.

It is the university’s first campus outside its home city and will focus on recruitment of local students living in and around London. It is first confirmed commercial occupier signed by developer Related Argent at the 180 acre new town.

The university will occupy 110,000 sq ft across the lower six floors of a 240,000 sq ft building.

Related Argent and joint venture partner Barnet Council said Sheffield Hallam had been selected because of its strong emphasis on health and wellbeing and its award-winning teaching, learning and research.

The campus is scheduled to open from 2025/26, with the aim of reaching up to 5,000 students by 2030.

Sheffield Hallam University will focus its degree-course offerings at Brent Cross Town on health and wellbeing, business, finance, management, digital and technological skills.

Nick Searl, Partner at Related Argent, added: “We are delighted to be welcoming Sheffield Hallam University to Brent Cross Town. With its excellent connectivity, commitment to wellness and net zero carbon, plus its 15-minute town centre concept, it makes an ideal location for them to grow their community.

Sheffield Hallam University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Chris Husbands, said: “It is clear that our values and commitment to transforming lives are shared by the vision and partners behind the Brent Cross Town development.

“This exciting development provides Sheffield Hallam with an outstanding opportunity. It builds on our strengths, will allow us to develop wider relationships, and expand our profile as focused on applying knowledge. It will offer extensive benefits for our existing university community.

“We are very much looking forward to working with the Brent Cross Town partners and the local community to create a new knowledge hub, which will be an asset that showcases our award-winning applied approach to teaching, learning and research at the heart of Brent Cross Town.”

Leader of Barnet Council, Councillor Barry Rawlings, said: “We welcome this opportunity for residents to access first class higher education at Brent Cross Town with an award-winning, nationally recognised university that has a strong record of supporting its local community. This is part of our vision, as a dynamic and innovative borough, to put communities at the heart of the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration programme.”

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I am delighted that Sheffield Hallam University will be opening its first satellite campus in Brent Cross Town, bringing a world-class educational hub, employment opportunities and new housing to the area.

“This partnership between Sheffield Hallam University, Brent Cross Town and other partners demonstrates what can be achieved when different sectors come together to invest into London’s future and help to build a better, more sustainable and more prosperous city for everyone.”