University of Exeter
Falmouth University College

Future Spaces


 Falmouth University and the University of Exeter are investing in shared spaces at Penryn Campus to ensure that all campus users continue to benefit from world class facilities.

Future Spaces (formerly Campus 2020) is the result of extensive consultation with campus users and will transform the heart of Penryn Campus, creating high quality, flexible learning spaces and vibrant social environments. The work will create new, accessible learning spaces within Daphne Du Maurier and a vibrant new environment for the Stannary.

Key updates this week are:

  • Temporary hoarding will appear at various times between now and Christmas near the entrance at the top of the Exchange and the seated area between the Midas site and the Chapel. We will keep disturbance to minimum and maintain access around them – please bear with us while these essential works take place.
  • You will have noticed a crane has arrived on the site below the Daphne Du Maurier building where we are constructing a new social space for the universities, including café and bar. This signifies the start of the concrete frame construction which will take until the end of January to complete.  It shouldn’t be too noisy but the concrete vibration will be heard in some areas from time to time.

A reminder of previous updates:

There is no access underneath the DDuM ‘bridge’ to the Courtyard. This access will remain closed until the work is complete – sometime in 2020.

The post box has now been moved to Car Park B near the bike shelters and security/information/post building and is back in use.

The zone near the Lower Stannary is now strictly no parking. It is being kept free for construction site access and deliveries.

Please remember to allow for extra time to get to certain areas.

Click here to see drawings of the construction areas.

Click here for a suggested accessible route from the Stella Turk/AIR side of campus to the Falmouth Business School/Sports Centre side. NB the door to FTI/Falmouth Business School is not yet push button operated but we hope this work will be complete by the end of October (2019).

We are working closely with academics and other building users who will be most affected by the noise and disruption and we apologise for any inconvenience.

Click here for more detail about what's coming.

Click here (below) for a trip through the new social study space:

Click here (below) to have a stroll through the new academic area:

If you have any queries or would like further information at any point please email

For a list of FAQs which follows consultation with students, click here.


 For the history of Future Spaces see documents below.

03 December 2019


Hundreds of trees have been planted at Penryn Campus as part of the Woodland Trust’s Big Climate Fightback.