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Boldrewood Campus celebrates RIBA win

The campus designed by Grimshaw Architects picks up award

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Wednesday 4 May 2016

The Boldrewood Campus development has been awarded a 2016 RIBA South Award. For many years the RIBA awards have championed and celebrated the best architecture in the UK and around the world, no matter the form; size or budget.

The development of the new world-class campus has created 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 technology headquarters for Lloyds Register Group; a new 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, campus-wide infrastructure and related landscaping.

The development is now in the final phase of the masterplan and includes the construction of a new research facility for the Faculty of Engineering. Providing the University with a mixture of state-of-the-art heavy engineering laboratories, offices and social space.

Buro Four are delighted to have worked with Grimshaw Architects to 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.

We are delighted to hear that the campus has won this award.