17 April 2019
Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) last week held a ground-breaking ceremony for its new £24m student halls of residence.
The Design Engine scheme will be home to 300 students and is situated on AUB’s Wallisdown campus. The building will feature eight-bed clusters with communal kitchens and dining areas centred around a landscaped courtyard; this arrangement provides a mix of spaces to create an environment supportive of students. Clusters provide space for smaller student groups to come together within the garden and adjacent communal spaces support larger group interactions. The high quality accommodation includes roof-top solar panels, assisting in reducing the building’s energy demand in conjunction with high performance thermal insulation.
We are proud to have worked closely with AUB over the last 7 years to develop and deliver the new masterplan. The student accommodation scheme is the next step in meeting the increasing demands of a 21st century creative campus.Richard Jobson, Director of Design Engine
For residents of the building on campus, the specification and design of the buildings and the environment will provide a much sought-after and enhanced living standard, promoting healthier, happier students. The new Student Accommodation is expected to be complete by Summer 2020.
The AUB campus is where our students experiment, innovate and push boundaries and work with industry-standard technology and spaces to equip them for life in the creative industries. With this project, we hope to provide a home for our students where they can thrive, whilst continuing to provide a creative hub, designed for specialists.Nick Welch, Chief Operating Officer at Arts University Bournemouth