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Understanding campus master planning: origins, principles, process and trends

Training Provider: Turnberry

Course overview

Delegates will better understand the tradition and significance of campus master planning, distilling key observations and lessons to consider in the preparation of future masterplans or estates strategies. You will discuss the principles that underpin any master planning exercise, exploring typical challenges that often emerge and outlining approaches to master planning. Being able to look ahead at future trends in campus planning relevant for the UK and internationally is also covered.

Dates and booking details

27 September 2017 | Edinburgh | Book now >>

Cost: £100 per person (This is a subsidised cost for directors of university estates and facilities, their direct reports and deputy directors)

Please read our key information for delegates before booking.

Course content

  • Evolution of campus planning from the origins of the founding university campus in 1088 through to the present day
  • Observations of successful campus planning, extracting common themes and principles for delegates to apply to their own master planning
  • Approaching an estates master plan process to help you understand the issues likely to present themselves and develop appropriate strategies


Jonathan Coulson, Chris Pattison and Paul Roberts, directors at Turnberry, a consultancy specialising in development strategy, particularly within the higher education sector.



"We are currently re-thinking our strategy so by assimilating information gained into our thinking I believe we are more likely to end up with a clearly defined and researched strategy for the benefit of our university.”