Planning permission granted for the Royce Discovery Centre

Bond Bryan are delighted that planning permission has been granted for the Royce Discovery Centre (RDC) at the University of Sheffield.

Bond Bryan worked closely with the University to develop this highly-specialised research space which will be used by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering – its world-leading research and innovation base in advanced-materials science. Aspirations for the building are for world-class workshop and laboratory facilities, contained within an architectural form that is both well articulated in the urban environment and which inspires those who have the pleasure to learn and work within it. The building will help to support the relevant research requirements of industrial partners, secure further investment in the Engineering Faculty and be future-proofed for innovative research.
Bond Bryan Associate, Paul Shaw, explains the design inspiration for the project: “The Architectural form is based on three core principles: simple and elegant lines of design, functionality tailored to meet both current and future use and solutions that provide best value. The elevational treatment responds to the Client’s requirements of ‘showcasing’ the engineering processes to the passing public; the materiality reflects the existing streetscape of brickwork, metal claddings and large glazed areas.”
Construction on site is planned to commence in July 2018 with a completion date of December 2019

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