Boldrewood Campus

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Old Boldrewood Campus during decommissioning in March 2011

Boldrewood Campus is the University of Southampton’s innovation campus, located in Southampton, England. The newly built campus is a centre where business, research and education coexist in engineering sciences, maritime engineering and other maritime disciplines. The state-of-the-art campus is also home to the University’s strategic partner Lloyd’s Register.[1] Also based at the campus are the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute, the Transportation Research Group, the Airbus Noise Technology Centre and the Rolls Royce University Technology Centre for Computational Engineering.


Work is still being completed on the Boldrewood campus; it will consist of four buildings with extensive research and teaching facilities. Currently in use are advanced design studios, wind tunnels, fluids dynamics laboratories, a driving simulator, performance sports laboratory and two unmanned vehicles laboratories. Facilities that are still in construction include a 186m towing tank and an anechoic wind chamber.


Boldrewood was previously the Biomedical Sciences campus of the University of Southampton, home to the School of Biological Sciences and the non-hospital base for the School of Medicine. In April 2006, the University announced plans to develop a ‘professional campus’ on the Boldrewood site, to house the marine services division of Lloyd's Register. In October 2010, the Boldrewood Campus was fully closed for redevelopment, after the relocation of staff and students to the new Life Sciences building on the Highfield Campus.[2]


The campus is located to the west of the main Highfield campus, on Burgess Road, Southampton. It is located a five-minute walk from the Highfield campus and is served by the Uni-link U2, U6 and U9 bus services.


  1. ^ "Campus close up: The University of Southampton". University of Southampton. 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Temporary closure of Boldrewood campus". University of Southampton. 8 October 2010. Archived from the original on 3 October 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 

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Coordinates: 50°56′14″N 1°24′18″W / 50.93721°N 1.40504°W / 50.93721; -1.40504