Million Pound Investment at University

Bondholder the University of Derby has invested £1 million in its Buxton Campus to further improve its facilities for students.

A new restaurant and two new cafes have been opened at the campus, which is based in the historic Devonshire Dome, along with the addition of a new commercial kitchen and refurbishment of another, providing state-of-the-art catering equipment for hospitality students to use. 

The University’s fine dining restaurant has also been relocated to the Dome floor and will continue to offer high-quality food, produced and served by students from the University of Derby and Buxton & Leek College.

This forms part of a student's real world learning experience, enabling them to put theory into practice in the supervised and pressurised environment of our state-of-the art commercial kitchens.

Peter Dewhurst, Director of Strategic Projects at the University of Derby with responsibility for Buxton, said: “The investment in specialist facilities at our Buxton Campus will enhance the student experience and offer even better real world learning opportunities for our students. 

“While working at the on-site fine dining restaurant and using the specialist kitchen facilities, our students learn how much effort and dedication they’ll need to succeed, knowing that if they do they’ll be among the most highly sought after in the industry.

“This investment reflects our ambition to continue to grow our Buxton Campus and our commitment to offer our students the very best teaching facilities.”