RMJM's 'gold and bronze' learning centre opens at Surrey University
RMJM’s £10.8 million new faculty building for the University of Surrey, featuring a gold and bronze anodised-aluminium facade, has opened to students
The four-storey, 4,950m² integrated learning centre and languages department sits ‘at the heart’ of the university’s main Stag Hill Campus in Guildford close to the Grade II-listed red brick Guildford Cathedral and next to ‘the buff coloured brick and concrete’ campus blocks.
Developed using BIM and achievingd a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating, the new building will be open 24 hours a day for 30 weeks of the year and occupies an infill site on the main pedestrian campus spine between the academic buildings to the north and residential blocks to the south.
Professor Chris Snowden, the vice-chancellor at the University said: ‘This new building reinforces our ethos, extending the library’s role as a hub of learning and study, and with the clear goal of putting the needs and wishes of students first in a calm and studious atmosphere.’