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

Take a tour of the Bristol Business School

Take a look at our Business School by viewing our 360° images below. Move around the space by using the controls or your cursor to explore the images. You can also expand to full screen using the icon on the bottom left of the images.
Business Advice Clinic entrance

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, we also offer a continuing professional development 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."

Rachel Wood, Director of the Business and Law Clinic

Rachel Wood Director of the Business and Law Clinic

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About Bee


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
  • 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.

Accessing the building

Toilet and wash facilities

  • There are accessible toilets with alarms on every floor in the Bristol Business School building.
  • Level 2 (ground floor) has an accessible toilet with a shower, wash and dry WC, ceiling track hoist and baby changing facilities.
  • Individual gender neutral WCs are on level 2 (these are not accessible).
  • Gendered showers are located on level 2.
  • Lockers are available to hire through the building, priority to those with reasonable adjustments.

Rest and recovery room

  • We have a dedicated room to rest and recover with soft seating and a fold-up bed. Please speak to Reception if you wish to use it.

Fire alarm system

  • In the event of a fire, the fire alarm will sound and a voice message will play.
  • The fire evacuation lift is lift D which is only to be used by Security/Fire Services.
  • There are refuge areas with call points that go back to the Security office at each level in the protected stairwells.
  • Please note the main Atrium staircase is not fire protected and is not to be used in an emergency.

Lecture theatres

  • Hearing loops are available in the three lecture theatres in the building. We have mobile systems that can be arranged for other rooms.
  • All lecterns are height adjustable and there are height adjustable desks installed in some teaching rooms.

Assistance dogs

  • If you have an assistance dog, there is one dog waste bin on campus by Felixstowe Court.

Quiet places

  • Let us know if you need a quiet place to study or relax. We have a quiet PC lab in 6X102, but can accommodate others requests too.

Before you arrive, you can see inside the Bristol Business School by watching our video or exploring 360 images of the building on this page.

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

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