Projects / Boldrewood Campus, University of Southampton

Boldrewood Campus, University of Southampton

The development of a new £140million world-class campus to create a centre for innovation, business and education in maritime engineering, engineering sciences, and other relevant maritime disciplines

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The Vision

The development of a new £140million world-class campus to create a centre for innovation, business and education in maritime engineering, engineering sciences, and other relevant maritime disciplines, by bringing together the University of Southampton and Lloyd’s Register Group.

The scheme involved the demolition of existing buildings and subsequent redevelopment and construction of:

  • a new 10,300 sq m technology headquarters for Lloyds Register Group;
  • a 5,800 sq m office and research facility for the University’s Faculty of Engineering;
  • a specialist Maritime Institute and Engineering Research building, comprising a 140m towing tank, a wave machine, laboratories, offices and teaching spaces;
  • as well as a multi-storey car park and landscaping for the site.

Buro Four worked with Grimshaw Architects who have created a new quality benchmark for the area whilst respecting the local suburban parkland setting, as the campus is located at a key junction leading into the city.

Our Role

We provided full Project Management services for the successful delivery of the £70million campus development. We also undertook the role of Employer's Agent duties for the design and build construction contract, along with other refurbishment and infrastructure works for the site.

Key Information

Client:
University of Southampton
Location:
Southampton
Architect:
Grimshaw Architects
Project Manager:
Buro Four
Quantity Surveyor:
Davis Langdon
Structural Engineer:
Buro Happold
M&E Engineer:
Arup

Special Mention

A key part of our role included liaising and negotiating with Lloyd's Register as a tenant. This was an unfamiliar area for the University and required us to represent the University in all negotiations, contributing specialist input as needed to enable smooth negotiation and successful delivery.