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Bath University seeks architect for management school

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The University of Bath is looking for an architect to design a £39 million school of management on its main Claverton Down campus

The winner of the contract will draw up plans for a complex of between 11,000 and 13,000m², for up to 3,000 management school students and around 220 academic staff.

The four-storey building will occupy a prominent site near the campus’s main entrance and next door to the David Morley Architects-designed Sports Training Village.

‘The building will be a state of the art education and research facility that will facilitate high quality interaction between faculty, staff, industry and students,’ says the competition brief. ‘It should reflect our values of collegiality and sustainability.

‘We envisage a large commons area at the heart of the building that will offer “live-work-play” zones to its occupants. The building will also integrate the latest technology that will enable us to teach differently, facilitate our world class research and create greater interaction with our colleagues.’

The university, founded in 1966, has 16,820 students and is located on a compact suburban site around 2km from Bath city centre. The Claverton Down campus, masterplanned by RMJM, features five buildings designed by Alison & Peter Smithson, completed between 1978 and 1988.

Last year Aedas completed a £23 million research and teaching space for the university’s engineering faculty, known as 4 East South, on the campus, while AWW finished work on a £30 million department of psychology.

The new management school will feature classrooms, common rooms, learning spaces, a café and possibly a lecture theatre and trading room. It will also include a porters lodge, office, store room and mess area. It is scheduled to complete in 2019.

The deadline for applications is noon, 6 February.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

University of Bath
Procurement
Claverton Down
Bath
BA2 7AY

Tel: +44 1225386939
Email: h.passmore@bath.ac.uk

 

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