The University of Poitiers boasts a rich and diversified heritage. There are 133 buildings on 13 different sites and 157 ha (≈ 388 acres) of land. There are private mansions dating from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, recently renovated buildings from the 1970s, modern and energy-efficient buildings. A diversity which enhances the heritage of the University of Poitiers.
In 2011, the University of Poitiers was one of the first three French universities to become the owner of its property assets. This devolution of assets has enabled the establishment to develop a global real estate strategy based on the DDRS (Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility).
The University of Poitiers also uses 23,084 m² (≈ 250,000 sq. ft.) of premises owned by local authorities. 41% of the space is dedicated to teaching, 20% to research and 39% to support and other functions.
Examples of buildings belonging to the University of Poitiers
A 16th-century mansion located at 24 rue de la Chaîne in Poitiers. It was included in the additional inventory of Historic Monuments in 1928. It hosts the Centre d’Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM).
A 17th-century hotel located at 15 rue de l’Hôtel Dieu in Poitiers, headquarters of the Presidency of the University of Poitiers since 1994.
A 15th-century hotel located 8 rue Descartes in Poitiers. Classified as a historical monument in 1895. It was the seat of the Arts College from 1921 onwards. Nowadays it is the seat of the Humanities College.
Niort University Centre
Several phases of building construction: from 1995 to 2016.
The site hosts the IRIAF, the Niort site of the Poitiers Institute of Technology, the Niort ESPE site, the Law and Social Sciences College, the IAE and the University Library.
Surface area: 11,692 m² (≈125,600 sq. ft.)
The last building (J5) is a positive energy building (whose energy balance is balanced all year round).
NSI Poitiers – Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Poitiers (National School of Engineering)
ENSI Poitiers has several buildings for training and research activities. The main school building (B1), housing the administration, was built in 1995.
Surface area: 11,789 m² (≈ 127,000 sq. ft.) (B1).
Building A1 – Campus de Poitiers
Building A1 houses the College of Law and Social Sciences and the College of Economics as well as the Institute for the Preparation of General Administration. Date of construction: 1970 and 1995 for the last extension (Library nicknamed the Aquarium) Date of facade renovation: 2017 Nature of the work: insulation of the facades, renewal of doors and windows, upgrade of the facade grid Surface area: 16,047 m²
‘The Hive’ – Poitiers Campus
In the French literature library building. Date of renovation of The Hive: 2017 Surface area: 900 m² (≈ 9,700 sq. ft.)
Science buildings – Campus de Poitiers
Date of construction: 1964 (B24/B3; B27/B7; B35/B8) and 1967 (B31) Surface area: 9963 m² (107,240 sq. ft.) (B24/B3), 9068 m² (97,607 sq. ft.) (B35/B8), 4923 m² (52,990 sq. ft.) (B31), 9314 m² (100,255sq. ft.) (B27/B7) Date of renovation of the façades: 2017 (B24/B3) and 2019/2020 for the others Nature of the work: insulation of the facades, renewal of doors and windows, upgrade of the facade grid + double flow ventilation for the 4 units from 2019 onwards with internal renovation.
Students’ House – Campus de Poitiers
Date of construction: 1998 Total surface area: 2,981 m² (≈32,000 sq. ft.) Capacity of the auditorium: 262 seats or 800 standing