Student Accommodation and DDA Improvement Works, Feasibility Study for Spurgeon’s College
Spurgeon’s College required major upgrading to on-site student accommodation and educational facilities. The proposals were part of an overall programme to provide disabled access to all college buildings.
The solution for accommodating new college facilities was developed through close consultation with the college students and board members.
The proposed new on-site student halls of residence (for mature students) was designed with an uplifting modern facade to contrast with the more classical design of the existing building.
Similarly, a new two-storey atrium (located between the main building and the library) was designed to create a new focal hub for the college, with common IT facilities and break-out areas. One of the important design principles was to considerately mediate the height of the stepped atrium roof between the main building and the library building.