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Hawkins\Brown completes Coventry student hang-out

[First look] Hawkins\Brown has taken the wraps of this new student union building for Coventry University

Designed as a space focussing on ‘student’s informal learning and well-being’, the Coventry Hub building is part of a bid by the university to attract and retain students in the competitive higher education market.

The ‘24/7’ facility provides learning, social and entertainment space for up to 1,000 students at a time. A student union bar, faith centre and event space are also included.

A rooftop terrace offers views of Basil Spence’s 1962 Coventry Cathedral which is nearby.

Hawkins\Brown’s L-shaped building was designed to ‘strengthen’ circulation across the campus and creates a new service yard for the university.

 

Project data

 

Architects: Hawkins\Brown
Location: Coventry University
Type Of Project: Education
Structural Engineers: AKT
Project Architect: Jason Martin, Nick Gaskell
Design Team: Russell Brown, Martin Chik, Heidi Corbet, Alice Cutter, Nick Gaskell, Jason Martin, Morag Morrison, Emily Pang, Chloe Sharpe, Nina Strunk, Rebecca Williams, Kim Winston, Angelique Wisse
Client: Coventry University
Funding: Coventry University
Tender date: n/a
Start on site date: January 2010
Contract duration: Date of Appointment: May 2008
Competed: Sept 2011
Gross internal floor area: 8950 sqm
Form of contract and/or procurement: n/a
Total cost:  £19 Million
M&e consultant: n/a
Quantity surveyor: Gardiner and Theobald
Planning supervisor: n/a
Lighting consultant: Max Fordham
Main contractor: BAM
Selected subcontractors and suppliers: Access/Disability Consultant: David Bonnett Associates; Landscape Architect: Plinke; Audio Systems: The Studio People; Curtain Walling: Structal UK;   Bespoke Furniture: Joyce and Reddington; Resin Floor: Bolidt Synthetic Products & Systems; Vinyl Signage: Ascot Signsystems; Bespoke Carpet: Ege Carpets Ltd

 

Hawkins\Brown's student hub building for Coventry University

Hawkins\Brown’s student hub building for Coventry University

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