The UWE Stadium
In 2012, we received planning permission to build a new UWE Stadium, next to our Frenchay Campus.
South Gloucestershire Council granted planning permission for the construction of a new 21,700 seat stadium on 9 hectares of land purchased by UWE Bristol from neighbouring Hewlett Packard back in October 2008. It is planned that the stadium will become the home ground for Bristol Rovers Football Club.
The stadium consent also includes an associated shop, bar, offices, banqueting facilities, gymnasium, 1,000 space car park and media study centre and forms part of the UWE New Campus Masterplan.
In February 2016, Bristol Rovers FC was sold to the Jordanian Al-Qadi family and since the acquisition, the Club have held several positive meetings with UWE Bristol representatives. These discussions continue and it is hoped the development can progress to construction in the foreseeable future.