De Montfort University

De Montfort University, Leicester

The brief was to design a new Student Campus Facility to bring together  the satellite support services at Mill Lane: The new Students’ Services Centre incorporates bars, a food court, retails units, a university broadcasting centre and dram performance rehearsal spaces.  The building fills the entire site utilising a bold yet simple rectangular form with a fully glazed principal façade.  A large brise-soleil projects out beyond this façade, above an elevated terrace, creating an external space for students to meet and relax.

This project is a significant example of urban redevelopment for a multi mixed-use building, with the primary function being education and yet maintaining a symbiotic relationship with the private sectors.  The building has achieved the objective of injecting confidence into the campus users and to those with a desire to reclaim our otherwise wasted urban spaces, this project is an outstanding example of what can be achieved within the urban framework.

De Montfort University, Leicester
De Montfort University, Leicester - coffee bar
De Montfort University, Leicester
De Montfort University, Leicester