University of Plymouth: Francis Drake

The third phase of development was located on the main campus with a mixed use development at James Square in the heart of the University, with the Rolle academic building, the refurbishment of Mary Newman Halls and a new cafeteria sitting alongside 329 new student rooms.
Client University Partnerships Programme
Location Plymouth
No. of Bedrooms 329
Status Completed June 2008

As part of the on-going partnership between the University of Plymouth and its provider UPP, we developed this scheme to include both new on-campus student accommodation, a café and a new academic building. At the time, this was an innovative funding model in the sector.

University of Plymouth Francis Drake - UPP - Jarvis Construction Willmore Iles Architects

The design creates a new high quality public square in the centre of the University campus. It encloses the northern end and introduces a new east-west pedestrian link, with the new café at the centre.

The scheme was assessed using the BRE Energy Assessment method, which was relatively new at the time, and achieved a rating of VERY GOOD.

The building also received a Silver Standard: Building for Life 2010 from CABE

Received a Silver Standard: Building for Life 2010 CABE

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