UCR - University Centre Reaseheath
University Centre Reaseheath

Campus & Facilities

Our Campus

UCR is a great place for you to experience university life. You’ll be studying in the latest industry- standard facilities, all of which are located within our beautiful campus. 

Over £80 million has been invested across campus on new buildings and resources, meaning you’ll be learning in sector-leading facilities using the latest cutting-edge technology.

Our 330-hectare campus is located in rural Cheshire and has a diverse setting of farm, zoo, woodland and parkland. We even have our own lake – perfect for relaxing with friends on a sunny day!

Ducks by Lake


At UCR we strive to be progressive with our courses and we are confident that you won’t find a university centre to rival our outstanding campus. We aim to continue expanding and developing our facilities and resources to ensure they are industry focused to give you the best start in your career.

Our dedicated University Centre is the main hub for our degree students with IT suites, a newly developed dual-screen lecture theatre, tutorial rooms, group study areas and its own, newly refurbished, café.

Find out more about our fantastic facilities below. 

Photo of Clock Tower on Building
Reaseheath Mini Zoo

Zoo & Animal Management Centre

Our fully licensed £2.4 million Zoo and Animal Management Centre, accredited by the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), is home to over 250 different animal species, including exotic mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, companion and park animals, and birds of prey.

Our campus is home to an abundance of native wildlife and is often used by animal science undergraduates for practical-based study and research projects.

Farm at University Centre Reaseheath

Agri-tech Centre & Commercial Farm

Home to our dairy herd and sheep flock, our farm incorporates the very latest precision technologies for sustainable agricultural practices. 

We provide training in the latest robotic milking and crop production systems including precision farming, agronomy, and data mapping. We are partnered with Lely, JCB and Kuhn, many of whom donate machinery and equipment.

Glasshouse and vertical farm at University Centre Reaseheath

Glasshouse & Vertical Farm

We have a state-of-the-art, £9 million, fully automated glasshouse and vertical farm facility. This is the only one of its kind in the UK, and features the latest hydroponic and LED-lighting technologies for protected cultivation.

Equestrian Centre at University Centre Reaseheath

Reaseheath Equestrian Centre

Our £3.5 million Equestrian Centre has all the facilities you’d expect on a professional yard, such as an indoor school and outdoor arenas with competition surfaces, stabling for over 60 horses and plenty of areas for practical teaching. High-tech equipment includes a gait analysis system, a mechanical horse, and VO2 Max Testing equipment for riders, and we have excellent laboratories for scientific study. 

Food Centre and Processing Halls at University Centre Reaseheath

Food Centre & Processing Halls

Our £7 million Food Centre is one of the best food processing teaching facilities in Europe. 

We were the first educational facility to hold AA rating with the British Retail Consortium. Our food centre is the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink Dairy Champion. Our facilities include industry standard food processing halls, a butchery, and bakery, alongside food innovation rooms and a sensory tasting lab.

Food Science Lab at University Centre Reaseheath

Food Science Laboratory

Featuring the very latest scientific equipment to analyse food characteristics and quality, the lab is run in partnership with the University of Chester as part of the Institute of Sustainability, Food and Innovation (IoSFI).

Sports Science and Performance Academy at University Centre Reaseheath

Sports Science & Performance Academy

Our £6 million sports performance suite has top-of-the-range equipment for strength and physiological testing including an altitude chamber, high-speed treadmill, Olympic lifting platform and more. Our sports hub contains a four-court sports hall for football, badminton, tennis, netball, and basketball. We also have a gym, fitness studio, 3G rugby pitch, high ropes, climbing wall and all-weather multi-use games area.

Kennels and Dog Training Arena at University Centre Reaseheath

Kennels & Dog Training Arena

UCR’s dedicated kennel spaces are combined with a competition-standard training arena, complete with high-quality canine agility equipment.

Campus and facilities at University Centre Reaseheath

Other Campus Facilities

  • Residential accommodation for over 600 students
  • Lake, woodland areas, various wildlife habitats and a community orchard
  • Dedicated on-site bar/café and social area, plus 5 catering outlets
  • A Library and Learning Resource Centre with dedicated UCR mezzanine
  • Group study areas, 24-hour bookable Study Pods
  • 24-hour accessible Computer facilities
  • Wi-Fi across campus
  • Multi-Faith Prayer Room


Our campus has been carefully designed to support your studies, no matter what degree you choose, and we’re committed to providing the very best learning environment to enable you to achieve your full potential.

360 Campus Tour

Take a 360 virtual tour of our campus.

Click the link below and then click on the map icon to enter our virtual tour of Reaseheath. Move around the map using the white arrows.