Seeking an approach that would enhance the individual strengths of its five sites, the University of Brighton has chosen design practice Hassell to deliver its estate masterplan.
Julian Gitsham, principal at Hassell, said the practice’s international track record in city-making, urban planning and higher education design was central to the university’s decision to work with them. “Like many universities around the world, the University of Brighton is responding to the learning and research needs of an ever-changing and more technologically focused world, where students, staff and stakeholders expect high standards of service and environment,’ he said. “The university understands that through creative urban design, a considered campus can provide a powerful lever for change and future success. The university has already started on this journey and we are developing an innovative approach in the way the campuses support the student experience through meaningful connection with the cities and towns the university sits within.”
Hassell has delivered more than 200 education and learning projects around the world – including campus planning, building design and refurbishment and detailed public realm projects. This project will be delivered by an integrated team of specialist urban planners, architects and urban designers located in Hassell studios in London, Shanghai and Brisbane. Hassell will be managed by GVA commercial property agents.