MJP have over 30 years experience working with Universities to plan their estates. As Development Plan Architects, our long-term relationships with universities have given us a comprehensive understanding of the constraints and opportunities that affect their estates. We work closely with Estates Departments to deliver their Estate Strategy.
Large, research-intensive universities are complicated organisations; ‘master-planning’ their facilities requires a very thoughtful, sophisticated and creative approach — which is exactly what Liz Pride and the team at MJP have delivered
We have produced masterplans for city centre campuses and for self-contained campuses. Our masterplans provide a framework for coherent, long-term development and promote a vision for the campus with a strong sense of place. They are robust but flexible so that they can be adapted to changing needs and opportunities. We have drawn together the key themes of our work into a brochure:
- Enhancing the Student Experience
- Optimising Estate Assets
- The Role of Public Realm
- Movement and Transportation
- Sustainability for the Long Term
- Communicating the Estate Vision
Our intelligent approach to design and our negotiation skills help us to achieve complex planning consents, which streamline the development process and allow our clients to plan with certainty, responding to new opportunities as they arise. At the University of Birmingham, MJP’s masterplan encompassed 21 separate projects, with 55,000m2 of new development and over 5 hectares of new squares and landscape, to achieve a successful Hybrid Planning Approval.