Proposals for student accommodation and a conference suite at the University of Roehampton in South London were granted permission by Wandsworth Council yesterday evening. The MJP designed building provides rooms for nearly 400 students and conference guests at the heart of the University’s campus.
The aim of the design is to provide high quality accommodation that will attract students and visitors and enhance their experience of the University, giving them a sense that they are a part of the University community
The development is planned around courtyard quadrangles of a collegiate scale and character and uses traditional materials including brick and high-quality precast concrete within a modern architectural language.
In conjunction with a new Library building designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studio and an extensive landscape scheme by Gross.Max, the development will provide a new ‘centre of gravity’ for the Campus and greatly enhance the image of the University from Roehampton Lane. The proposals are part of the University’s 2025 Masterplan, which has also been developed by MJP Architects.
Subject to final approval from the Mayor of London, construction work is due to start in January 2015, with the first buildings completed in July 2016.