Our brief included the provision of a 30,000 sq ft teaching block to be linked with 400 student residences. The project is located in the town centre of Bournemouth, adjacent to existing University facilities. The site is surrounded by a varied townscape of different uses, height, scale and massing. Our design ethos was to create a dynamic geometric form for the building that responded to the varied existing cityscape.
The five storey teaching building is located at the front of the site providing a glazed podium frontage to the two taller student residential blocks behind. The building geometry steps up from Holdenhurst Road towards the centre of the site in order to create sophisticated and framed townscape views from the distant parts of Bournemouth. The building was completed in 2015 and now forms part of an overall masterplan currently being designed and completed by Manson.
Watkin Jones Group
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