Make the most of two specialist campuses, equipped with interactive learning studios, ergonomically designed to support teamwork and boost communication. Enjoy industry standard workshops and cutting-edge technologies – all designed with the environment in mind.  

Oh, and did we mention that we don’t believe in traditional lectures? So there are no traditional lecture theatres in sight!

Students at an NMITE Open Day

Skylon campus

Benefit from leading timber technology and design, on a campus underpinned by biophilic principles. 

Students getting hands-on with engineering at NMITE

Blackfriars campus

Enjoy seven purposefully designed engineering studios and workshops, as well as industry-standard tech. 

Blackfriars campus

Industry standard engineering studios and The Factory

A budding engineer’s playground, our purposefully designed and retro-fitted Blackfriars campus includes seven industry standard engineering studios and a fully equipped Factory workshop. Here you’ll find modern manufacturing spaces with a range of equipment for metalworking, woodworking and more. 

NMITE's Blackfriars Campus - daffodils are in the foreground
  • Delve into industry projects, enjoying learning in seven interactive learning studios.
  • Different working zones encourage immersive experiences – actively collaborate to acquire and put into practice new expertise.  
  • Every element has been purposely designed to enhance your learning - from the furniture to the tech, the colour schemes and lighting.
  • Our fully equipped Factory provides a modern manufacturing space with technologies for metalworking, woodworking and more. 

Committed to sustainability

We’re determined to reuse unused buildings. Which is why we transformed Blackfriars into the retrofit campus facility it is today. Steeped in history, the building is a former boys’ school, which opened in 1912. A modular building was later added (a feat of engineering in itself!) that had originally formed the base for the 2012 Olympics Delivery Authority’s offices at the Olympic Park. Impressive, eh? 

NMITE Blackfriars Campus

Skylon campus

Be inspired by sustainable biophilic design. Skylon has been purposely built for you

Welcome to Skylon, a campus built with sustainability at its heart. It’s home to both our Centre for Advanced Timber Technology (CATT) and our Centre for Automated Manufacturing (CAM); two impressive 700m2 workshops.  

The perfect setting for practical learning, make the most of opportunities for testing, prototyping and manufacture. Simulating a real-world industrial environment, learning here is all about ‘doing’ - part of our unique NMITE approach.  

NMITE Skylon campus in Hereford
  • Delve into our newest purpose-built campus, located within the centre of Hereford's Enterprise Zone at Skylon Park. 
  • An exemplar in timber technology and design, Skylon is underpinned by biophilic principles, focused on increasing user connectivity to the natural world.   
  • An educational toolkit - We’ve deliberately left spaces exposed so that you can see the different engineering elements of a building’s inner workings first-hand. Now that's taking learning by doing to a whole new level! 
  • A living lab - Skylon is fitted with sensors to monitor thermal, acoustic and structural performance, with digital feedback loops for performance evaluation. 
  • Data from the ‘living lab’ is shared with industry to inform further innovation in timber engineering. What better way to integrate industry with education?
  • A hive of digital solutions - The purpose-built 2,500m 2 building houses five studios and a number of breakout spaces. Spaces are flooded with natural light along with an abundance of future-proofed digital solutions to support blended learning.  

Aligned with the local environment

Skylon is orientated to minimise heat gain whilst maximising natural light, not only saving energy but allowing you to reap the benefits of this throughout your learning. The west-facing studio spaces face have solar shading provided by timber battens that continue the language of the timber façade.  

NMITE Centre for Advanced Timber Technology

With sustainability at its heart, Skylon has been designed and built to showcase as many different ways of using timber as possible. The studio spaces are constructed with a combination of cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels, alongside glulam beams and timber-insulated closed panels.  And technologies align perfectly to the requirements of Timber Development UK’s Skills Action Plan, ensuring you're developing the exact skills that employers need.  

NMITE's Centre for Advanced Timber Technology

Book an Open Day

Feeling inspired? Book an Open Day to explore our campus and facilities for yourself. You won't be disappointed!

Hereford old bridge over the rive wye, The cathedral is in the background and the sky is a bright shade of blue

Life in Herefordshire

Delve into a thriving independent food and music scene, breathtaking countryside, and an abundance of festivals and events. 

Inside NMITE's Eign Gate Student Accommodation

Student accommodation

Enjoy fully furnished luxury halls of residence in the heart of Hereford city, a stone’s throw from our campuses.

NMITE staff and students celebrating NMITE's opening day

Students' Union and social clubs

The NMITE Students’ Union (SU) will represent and support you to make the most of your NMITE experience.