Planning facilities

Where better to hone your planning skills than in the home of one of its greatest pioneers, Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Be at the heart of a thriving, growing vital city - with all the inspiring practical real-life challenges that come with it - and make the most of industry-standard tools and facilities as you build practical planning skills.

What's waiting for you?

In the Planning School

  • Collaborative, practical skill-building workshops - develop computer-aided design (CAD), model-making, design and drawing skills.
  • Model-making facilities - bring your ideas to life creating architectural models with the latest laser cutters, computerised routers, and artificial sky and wind tunnels, and get hands-on in our wood, metal and concrete workshops.
  • Dedicated Project Room - find space to think and connect in a dedicated Project Room just for planning students, where you can study, collaborate and map out tomorrow’s horizons.
  • Cartographic Resource Centre - explore our huge traditional paper map collection and digital map resources.

Online and to share

  • Digital resources - ready to support all the course modules, ideal if you’re learning remotely.
  • Computer labs - conduct spatial enquiries and analyse data using industry-standard geographic information systems (GIS) and statistical software.
  • Digital creative suites - access industry-standard video and editing facilities, sound recording facilities, and all the latest design, animation and illustration packages.

In the library and on campus

Frenchay Campus library is open 24 hours a day, and you’ll find a wealth of online resources, journals and databases available for Planning courses.

Hive social learning areas provide a mix of computer stations, flexible desk-space, and dedicated group-work booths and rooms.