The design reduced travel times between lessons alongside creating valuable break-out space between classrooms by covering the external courtyard to make it internal and opening up access across the building at ground floor level.
The flexible format of the space allows it to be transformed to meet student requirements throughout the year. From welcome events during the first week of term, to cementing friendships over a cup of coffee the quadrangle supports the activities of student life.
BPR Architects took the approach to reuse and repurpose the existing building, therefore making the most of construction which had already taken place. Through considered adaptation of the existing building it was repurposed to meet the requirements of modern-day students.