University of Bath

University of Bath

The University of Bath has grown in size and stature over recent decades. It is currently rated the UK’s top University for Student Experience (Times Higher Education Survey). Yet until recently their SU building had become dated, uninspiring and impractical.


To start with, we helped the SU communicate their needs to the University. We took a detailed brief for wide-ranging updates and expansion of their facilities. And we created a design which quickly gained support from both students and the Vice Chancellor.


The project had tight timescales to minimise disruption. By working closely with all stakeholders and consultants we were able to achieve these. We were also able to solve a number of separate issues at the same time, such as bus arrivals and traffic bottle-necks, adding further value to our work. 


The new scheme puts the SU at the heart of the campus with a much bigger presence. There are now lively, open-plan breakout areas that act as student living rooms and a substantial social hub. Retail, office and support rooms abound. And an animated glazed façade establishes a welcoming interaction with the outside.