University of Warwick - Warwick Arts Centre
Creating a leading cultural centre in Warwick
The university sector is highly competitive, and our we help our customers create exceptional facilities using our award winning experience of working in live campus environments.
We are one of the UK's best track-records for enhancing university estates. Our £300 million workload includes creating a ‘living-green wall’ for Teesside University, building and extending Birmingham City University’s Curzon building, creating Bournemouth University’s new flagship ‘Fusion’ building and Leicester University’s Passivhaus certified Centre for Medicine.
Investment is considered essential to attract research funding, lure the best students and help secure an elevated position in league tables. More than a third of students say that when considering where to study they reject institutions because of the poor quality of buildings, facilities and the physical environment, according to new research by the Association of University Directors of Estates.
We're helping universities respond with new space that enhances students’ experience and wellbeing. Provision includes attractive outdoor parks, gardens and squares, and the creation of indoor ‘student hubs’, which combine social learning spaces with café-filled atria.
One of example is a student hub being delivered at the University of Greenwich, which involves refurbishing the grade two listed Dreadnought Building, dating back to the 1700s, on Greenwich’s World Heritage Site. We also delivered Coventry University’s first and second campus away from Coventry, in Scarborough and Dagenham, plus the the flagship Student Centre and Fusion buildings at the University of Bournemouth.
The second big trend that continues to emerge is the drive to make more efficient use of university estates – which often means developing shared lecture theatres and teaching spaces across a number of faculties. This makes better use of the facility but also fosters collaboration.
Improving the wellbeing of students and staff has also become a higher priority across universities, and again, the estate is being developed to refl ect this trend. The greater onus on better mental and physical health is manifesting itself with investment in landscaping and outdoor pavilions and state-of-the-art sports centres. Our expertise is being harnessed on projects with these priorities, such as an outstanding new sports centre at the University of Warwick.
We understand the sensitivities of delivering projects while university staff and students are on campus, thanks to our expertise at working in live environments.
Our sustainability and low carbon knowledge means we can construct energy efficient buildings with greatly reduced whole life costs. Many of our projects achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating and we are delivering the UK's biggest Passivhaus facility for Leicester University.
With the Carbon Reduction Commitment set to have major financial implications for higher education, our in-house sustainability team Re-Thinking can work with universities to reduce their liability under this new legislation.
We deliver a mixture of refurbishment and new-build projects, or we can deliver smaller programmes of repairs and maintenance. We work through single or two stage tender, or on long-term frameworks.
We delivered the Department of Material Sciences and Metallurgy for Cambridge University, a facility that brings under one roof some of the world's best laboratories for sub-sea installations and the next generation of LEDs.
Creating a leading cultural centre in Warwick
Putting student life at the heart of campus regeneration
Transforming LJMU university campus at heart of ambitious estate masterplan
Key milestone shapes up biomedical research building in Warwick
A new building for the Bower Ashton Campus at the University of West England
Creating a new business hub and social space for University of Hertfordshire
Conversion of Grade II listed former Herman Miller factory into Bath School of Art and Design
New accommodation for Bridgwater and Taunton students
Town House will create major new entrance for university
New home for school of economics inside the Kennedy building
In a major boost to the UK’s automotive industry, the hub will develop next generation cleaner engines
Creating a striking new parkland for the University of Birmingham
Central hub for sports at The University of Warwick
Three innovative student hubs created for the University of Exeter
Transforming a former naval hospital in a world heritage site into a student hub
Transforming Computer Science at Swansea University into a beacon for computing in Wales
Flagship business school to support the University’s ambitious vision
A new data centre for the University of Birmingham
Creating the first undergraduate School of Medicine in Essex
A world-leading facility for bio-science research
Creating a leading research facility for the University of Birmingham
Creating a new flagship educational facility for the University of Birmingham
Willmott Dixon delivers Rotherham's first university
Striking building that incorporates specialist film production, photographic studios and animation suites
Creating green space for the University of Manchester
New cutting-edge technical facility for Bournemouth University
Hub for 3,000 students featuring more than 650-rooms
Our fit-out specialist was appointed by London Metropolitan University to carry out the refit and refurbishment of its Calcutta House campus in Aldgate
Refit and remodelling of listed Basil Spence designed Chichester Engineering Faculty for the University of Sussex
New model for student accommodation at Royal Holloway, University of London
Schuster extension the latest to benefit from University’s £1 billion ten-year Campus Masterplan
Refurbishing the grade 2 listed centre to become Coventry University's new London Campus
New central hub to make the university a world leader
University of Warwick’s flagship central teaching facility
New cutting-edge facilities for the University of Chichester
Cutting-edge gym facilities and sustainable ‘green wall’ for Teesside University
Iconic new library for the University of Bedfordshire
Britain’s first state secondary school to be based in a university
Iconic, zinc-clad university building, with BIM used for design and construction
Largest non-residential building to achieve coveted ultra low energy consumption Passivhaus standard
Hi-tech university building, delivered with detailed planning using BIM Level 2
The 152 en-suite apartments are spread over six blocks each with between 26 and 28 rooms
Complex refurbishment of a 10-storey office block, which remained operational throughout
Theatre, digital media centre and laboratories built to BREEAM Excellent within a live campus site
One of the most ambitious education projects in Wales
The Barn is the latest development at the University of Nottingham's Sutton Bonington campus
University of Cambridge’s first primary school
BREEAM Excellent university refurbishment delivered on a live campus
Eco-friendly student centre with ground-source heat pumps, photovoltaics and green roof
Hi-tech research R&D facility with strong environmental credentials, built on the Wellcome Trust's Cambridge campus
Landmark university building in Birmingham city centre, housing the institute of art and design
Grade II listed interior refurbishment with new teaching areas, lecture theatres and glazed pavillion
New home within the Llandaff Campus
World-leading nanoscience and quantum research facility, constructed in the heart of Bristol
A place to house the most powerful electron microscopes in the world