Jul 2017

Bristol Students' Union shortlisted for the Retrofit Awards

The Richmond Building, for the University of Bristol has been shortlisted for the Architects’ Journal Retrofit Awards in the Higher and Further Education Award category.

Built in1965 to provide a home for the Students’ Union, it was designed to meet the pastoral, recreational and social needs of an expanding student population living away from home.

Our brief was to improve the building’s efficiency, sustainability, accessibility, identity and inclusivity – all of which were lacking in the existing building. Through sensitive refurbishment, the Richmond Building is now good-looking, presentable and accessible. The University has gained an additional 2,500m² of accommodation, and reduced its running costs and environmental impact. The students have a focal point for their social and learning requirements in a functional, flexible series of spaces, which can evolve with them.

The winners will be announced on 13th September 2017 at The Brewery, London.

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Bristol Students' Union shortlisted for the Retrofit Awards