Client: Nottingham Trent University
Architect: Re-form landscape architecture
Contractor: D J Swallow Ltd

Heart of the Campus

The stunning Heart of Campus at Nottingham Trent University, Northamptonshire won the RIBA East Midlands Award and East Midlands RICS Regeneration Award in April 2016 and no less than a RIBA National Award in June 2016 in recognition of its architectural excellence. 

The project at the University’s Clifton campus is a combination of modern student facilities and exceptional teaching accommodation. The redevelopment includes the dramatic Pavilion, providing two levels of social study space, enclosed learning spaces, pods and collaborative booths and a barista. 

A colonnade links Pavilion with the fantastic new teaching and learning building, and a new plaza completes the development featuring attractive planting and seating areas. 

Materials used

Hardscape supplied Kellen Lavaro Wit and Grijs paving and Neland Rosa Waterstruck clay pavers to the scheme working with Re-Form Landscape Architecture and paving contractors D J Swallow Ltd.  

The plaza space will create a sense of arrival for the Clifton Campus. A place where all routes and functions converge in order to promote social and learning interaction – a clear ‘heart’ to the campus. The buildings opened on Monday 21 September 2015. 

Since the completion the ‘Heart of the Campus’ project has won numerous awards including RIBA National Award Winners 2016.