Portland Square is a bold intervention in the urban landscape of the University and the city of Plymouth. It creates a series of open spaces, each with its own identity, and dramatically improves the previous antisocial quality of the landscape.
We were appointed following competitive interview to develop a scheme which would form a key phase in the development of the University and create a new landmark at one of the main entrances to the campus.
Portland Square provides new science and technology facilities, including the Peninsula Medical School. The brief was to create a building that was inherently flexible in order to accommodate the increasing need for adaptability within Higher Education buildings.