Charlotte King: The Martin Parr Foundation
"It reminds me of a cross between the The Sims and the Truman Show."
"The building represents that we’re here to deliver."
"We feel more like a community now. There’s just a bit more togetherness - even though it’s a really vast building."
Nikita: MBA student
"I came down at 3am with a coffee and met the security guard. He gave me some biscuits."
"The fact students can just say hello to staff as they go around the building is rather special."
José Valdebenito Chávez
"Sometimes you make an association with work - if the environment is bad, you probably won’t be that keen on going, right? But in this case, you just enjoy being in the building."
"When I walk in, I’m definitely coming home and always pleased to be back."
Carol Hamer: director of P.E.
"In netball we are now county champions across years 7, 8, 9 and 10."
"It’s not like college, with the structured desks and seating plans. It’s flexible here."
Andy King: Wessex Archaeology
"It's a healthy place to be; instead of car fumes you get bird songs and clean air."
Varun: Masters of Law student
"This outside bit is my escape zone. I come here and think about things."
"It's very easy to have discussions here without having to organise a meeting. You can decide things quite rapidly."
"The building is lovely...the students, without a doubt, are happier."