Architect Design Partnership win planning for £16.4m University of Bath student residences

Architects Design Partnership has been granted planning permission for a student residences scheme at the University of Bath.

Once completed the £16.4m scheme will provide 355 units of undergraduate and postgraduate accommodation, including rooms designed to support elite athletes training on campus.

The site is located on a sensitive site on the edge of the existing campus, adjacent to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and to National Trust land. ADP has incorporated sustainable features including thermal mass, solar shading and solar hot water.

Patrick Finch, director of estates at the university, said: “Throughout the planning process we have been keen to ensure that the building’s environmental impact is kept to a minimum, both by carefully designing the boundary interface and by ensuring that the construction process itself is as sustainable s possible.”

The project has been awarded an excellent BREEAM rating. Completion date is expected to be in 2008.

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