Maynooth University has developed a Campus Master Plan that envisions how the campus will grow and change over the coming two decades.

The physical environment of the campus—historic and beautiful in its heritage, yet modern and dynamic in its recent development—is key to the nature, success and sustainability of both the Maynooth University learning community and the very special community of Maynooth in which we reside.

As the fastest growing university in Ireland, our desire to design and build a campus that meets the academic, recreational, research and living needs of our students and staff is paramount. In so doing, the fundamental objective of the Master Plan is to sustain and develop a clear sense of ‘place’ and to project a clear sense of identity as a university built on 200 years of history, yet preparing a vision to 2025 and beyond.

The final Maynooth University Campus Master Plan incorporates feedback and suggestions that emerged from a comprehensive consultation process in the spring of 2016 with staff, students and the local community. That process was critical in stimulating discussion about the look, feel and purpose of the future Maynooth University campus. Those conversations will prove invaluable in the months and years ahead, as we endeavour to design and develop the 'Maynooth Experience' for all.
 

In April 2018, Maynooth University, in partnership with Maynooth Students’ Union, released design plans to begin work on a new Student Centre to serve as the hub for student life on the campus. The new building is part of the next phase of Maynooth University’s campus master plan, which is aimed at providing the critically important campus buildings and infrastructure needed to meet the changing needs of students, staff and the wider community.

The University is currently advancing other projects to planning stage which are aimed at building capacity for research, teaching, residential accommodation and recreation on campus.