Student Services Centre Lampeter
Austin-Smith:Lord was appointed to design a new Student Services Centre for the University of Wales Trinity Saint David at their Lampeter Campus.
The 1180sqm Student Services Centre occupies an existing 1970s building, which has been stripped back to the structural frame and completely remodelled to provide a dramatic new building in a highly prominent position facing the Grade II* listed St David’s College.
Landscape improvements to the main campus entrance create a highly visible and identifiable arrival point, improving links between the University and the adjacent town and community of which it is such a significant part.
The building scheme provides sustainable solutions for development on the campus, working with existing buildings in order to improve their performance in use and realise significant savings in energy usage.
We are absolutely delighted with the new Canterbury Building which has provided a one-stop-shop for all student-facing services on our Lampeter campus. Previously, our Student Services functions were located in various areas of the Lampeter campus – co-location has not only brought our team closer together, but means that we have other student-facing services to hand too- and this has benefited both students and staff. From a student perspective, it has provided a welcome one-stop-shop for all queries linked to student life. From a staff perspective, it has provided a high quality working environment and improved interactions both within and between departments. Feedback from students and staff in relation to the building’s design, layout and materials has been excellent.
Dai Rogers – Director of Student Services, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
CLIENT: UNIVERSITY OF WALES TRINITY ST DAVID
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE, INTERIORS
CONTRACTOR: WRW CONSTRUCTION
LANDSCAPE: AUSTIN-SMITH: LORD
STRUCTURES: RVW CONSULTING
SERVICES: RVW CONSULTING
COST CONSULTANT: ADENI