Building area: 3000m2
Construction Value: £8m
Project Period: 2018 – 2020
Bond Bryan were appointed to design a University Hub building for the University of Hertfordshire. The £8m project includes teaching and exam spaces, collaborative informal learning zones, start-up business incubator areas and social café & dining spaces.
During the day, it is anticipated that this area may also be used for informal meetings and study sessions by staff and students. During the evening, the space could be isolated from the MBA and incubation spaces, allowing the university to hire it out for social events. Much like the other areas in the building, this area will be open plan, with furniture dividing the space. This will maximise its use, allowing the university to configure it, in any number of formats, to suit their needs.
The business incubator is a space that will create an environment for staff, students, researchers and alumni – with the opportunity to accelerate the development of their start-up companies. This space will look to house a variety of social networking and creative areas.
As such, this is designed to be open plan to actively encourage collaboration, problem-solving and innovation.
Through collaborative research, Bond Bryan provided a state-of-the-art building supporting the changing pedagogical needs of the faculty, within a flexible and inspiring environment.
The David Hockney Building at Bradford College represents the flexibility needed for an FE provider to remain in touch and current with the ever-fluctuating methods of pedagogy.