Design for learning hub combines new extension with conversion of grade II listed Edwardian structure

RMJM has gained planning permission to create a new learning hub within the grade II listed Edwardian wing of Sheffield University's Jessop Hospital site.

Sheffield City Council approved the design for the hub, which connects the two separate nodes of the university campus as set out in RMJM's 2002 development framework.

RMJM's design for the hub's flexible learning and teaching spaces included both refurbishment of the existing Edwardian structure and a new extension.

Lead designer on the project Murdoch Cameron, from RMJM's Cambridge office, said: “We are delighted to see this redundant building being brought back to life. It has been one of our aspirations that the 'transformation' of the existing wing is sympathetic to the original Edwardian architecture, whilst also delivering an outstanding learning experience to future students.”

Neil Cameron, director of estates at the university, said: “This refurbishment is an important project in the estate strategy which underpins the ongoing improvement in the university's learning and teaching infrastructure.”