Set to be the largest new building on the campus since 1965, an extension to the Albert Sloman library, a new student centre and a new lakeside square will create an important new front door to the University. The building will provide an integrated learning centre, library, special collections, reading room, student media centre, one-stop-shop for students facility and a board room for the University Council.
Working closely within the context of the existing Albert Sloman Library, the 1960's campus infrastructure and the heritage parkland setting, this design shows the importance of context and programme to conceive flexible design resonating with a sense of place and setting. Due for completion in 2015, this is our second project for the university following the completion of the Ivor Crewe lecture hall in 2007.
text by Patel Taylor