The University of Surrey’s £10.8m integrated learning centre and languages department, designed by RMJM’s London studio, has been completed

RMJM acted as lead consultant and design architect for the project, which is located at the heart of the university’s main Stag Hill campus in Guildford.

The building, built by Volker Fitzpatrick, has an external facade clad in gold and bronze anodised aluminium, a feature inspired by Guildford’s Saxon name “Gyldeford”, which means “the golden ford”.

RMJM used BIM to develop the four-storey, 4,950m2 building. It will be opened officially in November, but students were able to use it for the first time this month.