Teesside University has appointed an architectural practice and property consultancy for its latest £300m Campus Masterplan project.
The Buttery building is to be transformed into a Postgraduate Student Hub, providing an innovative space exclusively for postgraduate students and researchers to study, collaborate and socialise on campus.
It is the first project to break ground since the covid pandemic and is the latest development in the university’s £300m Campus Masterplan. Howarth Litchfield has been appointed as architect and Summers-Inman as quantity surveyor and contract administrator for the £5m Postgraduate Student Hub.
Upon completion, The Postgraduate Student Hub will provide collaborative workspaces, quiet study zones, media booths and state of the art digital facilities, as well as a social lounge and refreshment facilities.
The building design has been carefully engineered to meet the university’s carbon reduction targets and the existing building is being upgraded to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating.
Dave Pickersgill, director of Howarth Litchfield said: “This is a fantastic project for Howarth Litchfield. The university is dedicated to providing exceptional student facilities and they have a real commitment to reaching their carbon reduction targets.
“As a business, we are striving to be market leaders in our own approach to sustainability and provide sound advice to our partners, so it’s great to work with such a forward-thinking client in this respect.”
Malcolm Page, chief operating officer at Teesside University, said: “Teesside is a forward-looking, global university and we are committed to providing a campus environment that continues to attract students from around the world.
“This modern, flexible and dedicated space for our thriving postgraduate student community will ensure they get the very best university experience. “We are excited about this latest development and look forward to working with our partners and students to deliver another world-class study and social space.”
The Postgraduate Student Hub is due for completion in September 2022.
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