Business School & Growth Hub, Gloucester
The new £17m flagship Business School and Growth Hub building for the University of Gloucestershire is a central part of the wider development of the University’s Oxstalls Campus. It provides 5,500m2 of purpose-built learning spaces to accommodate the expanding student population and academic offering, whilst consolidating the University’s presence within Gloucester.
As the most significant element of the campus masterplan, the Business School forges links to the remodelled sports facility and new student accommodation, as well as including significant areas of meadowland, hard landscaping, car parking and making provision for a future phase of development of approximately 5,000m2.
The new building has been in use since last September and has been extremely well received by staff, students and visitors alike. Unusually for a building of this size and use, we have received no negative comments, only praise for the layout, design, airiness and general transparency from the atrium to the exterior. We are immensely proud of the building and also the positive relationship forged between us, the design team and main contractor.
Duncan White – Executive Director of Estates Strategy at the University of Gloucestershire
CLIENT: UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN, LANDSCAPE
CONTRACTOR: WILLMOTT DIXON
LANDSCAPE: AUSTIN-SMITH: LORD