Bristol Business School building

Located in the heart of Frenchay Campus, the Bristol Business School building was opened in 2017 and offers an innovative way of studying and working – with new social and learning spaces to allow students, staff and business people to work more closely together, and make valuable new connections.

From our £55 million investment we have a 17,200m2 space serving 5,500 students and containing 148 offices over seven floors.

Bristol Business School and Bristol Law School

A summary of the key facts about our new Bristol Business School building.

More than a university

Bristol Business School is designed with practice-led learning at the forefront. Uniting a place of study with a professional place of business - a space that exemplifies the type of professional setting that our students may go to work upon graduation.

As you enter Bristol Business School a warm and welcoming café greets you and as you look up from the Atrium you can see some of our professional spaces:

Financial trading room

Our Bloomberg City Trading room enabling our students to work on live market data and experience the trading world for the first time.

Bloomberg trading room
Students and teacher in the Bloomberg Room

Mock courtrooms

Our showcase law courts where students act out real scenarios to enhance their learning.

Mock courtrooms
Mock courtroom

Entrepreneurship space

Our Team Entrepreneurship space supports students to set-up and run their own business while studying with us.

Careers and enterprise facilities
Students in Launch Space

Bristol Business School and Law School image gallery

"UWE Bristol has a great reputation, Bristol Business School has a great reputation so does Bristol Law school, and it’s only right that we have a great building to reflect that."

Donna Whitehead, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean, Faculty of Business and Law

Donna Whitehead Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean, Faculty of Business and Law

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Mixing business with learning

Our students have the opportunity to rub shoulders with real businesses based in the Business School. You'll find spaces where students and business professionals are brought together. And there's an on-site legal advice and business clinic where small businesses can come and receive free business and legal advice from our students.

This brings benefits to both parties; as a student it's a great way to put learning into practice, professionally network and make connections. Our Business partners receive free advice and can talent spot for future employment opportunities.

Businesses can take advantage of our spaces too. Our rooms are available for hire and we can help cater for events, conferences, and training. And for those who require a semi-permanent base, our Business Engagement Centre offers an executive education suite and meeting spaces.

"We want our students to be ready and able graduates. Building bridges between a university environment and a professional working environment."

Marianne Reed, Head of Faculty Strategic Developments

Marianne Reed Head of Faculty Strategic Developments

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Facilities

The building houses all Bristol Business School and Bristol Law School staff and provides innovative teaching spaces for our programmes in Accounting, Economics and Finance, Business and Management, and Law (including professional legal education).

The building includes:

  • two showcase law courts
  • Bloomberg city trading room
  • 300 seat lecture theatre
  • two Harvard lecture theatres
  • Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) classrooms
  • flexible social learning spaces
  • an external business engagement space
  • incubator and coaching space for our BA(Hons) Business (Team Entrepreneurship) programme
  • Bristol Business Engagement Centre including an executive education suite and meeting spaces
  • three Research Centres (Leadership, Law, Finance and Economics) and research groups
  • a Pro Bono business and law clinic
  • a central atrium and café, with an outside area
  • spaces for hire by business and partners for events, conferences, training and meetings.

Constructing and funding the building

Learn more about how the Bristol Business School building was constructed and the funding behind this fantastic new facility.

Read the story of the build