bpr architects have been involved in the masterplanning and redevelopment of Middlesex University’s Hendon campus over a fifteen year development programme to improve facilities and consolidate its previously extensively dispersed activities, sites and campuses on to a single site. bpr architects have overseen the design, development and implementation of this masterplan, delivering architectural services and acting as lead consultant.
Together, Middlesex University and bpr architects have formed a strong team which has worked together to maximise the potential of the site and minimise disruption, whilst improving facilities for the end users, to develop Hendon to become the university’s flagship campus.
By understanding the need to place students' first, we have been able to help Middlesex University prioritise investment and provide design solutions that aim for the best possible outcomes for students.
In 2003 bpr worked with the university's estates team to develop a ten year estate strategy. In that period estates investments has comprised £200m and overseen the number of students at the Hendon campus grow from 7,500 to 20,000 students with an overall increase in accommodation at Hendon of around 30,000 sqm. This has seen the consolidation of 17 sites across London, 5 boroughs - into a single campus in Hendon. The phasing of this development was critical, and bpr were able to manage and deliver the envisaged facilities to strict academic deadlines driven by the strategic campus closure and relocation programme established by the university.
Middlesex has seen the benefit in this process of long term investment, rising 17 places in the Sunday Times university guide, referred to as a "dividend from its decade long process of campus reorganisation.