Stride Treglown to design 2,000 passivhaus student residences for UWE

11th December 2019
Bristol Business School, Frenchay Campus: an iconic building for the University of the West of England completed in 2017.

We have won a project to design 2,000 new student residences for the University of the West of England to be built by the beginning of the 2022 academic year.

We are currently looking at a number of sites on the University’s Frenchay Campus with a view to submitting a planning application in the second quarter of 2020.

The new accommodation will be carbon neutral, in line with the University’s ‘2030 strategy’, and will be designed to meet the Passivhaus standard.

We will be providing architecture, lead consultant, principal designer, BIM coordination, interior design, landscape and planning services for the duration of the project.

Kieran Lilley, Head of Student Living, said:

This has been a fantastic early Christmas present for us. We’ve assembled a strong design team with a proven track record of delivering innovative and sustainable student residences within the context of enriching campuses. As such, we are ideally placed to support UWE to fulfil its ambitious plans.

UWE Pro Vice-Chancellor, Martin Boddy, said:

UWE Bristol are delighted to be working with Stride Treglown to deliver a major 2,000 bed development of student accommodation on our main Frenchay Campus. This will enable us to meet our clear commitment to make high quality purpose-built university accommodation available to all of our first year students. Stride Treglown brings really exciting design-thinking to the project which will be built to the highest ‘Passivhaus’ sustainability standards – a first nationally for a development of this scale and a key step on our ambition as a University to be carbon neutral by 2030.

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has a global and inclusive outlook, with approximately 30,000 students and strong industry networks and connections with over 1,000 employers. Research at UWE Bristol focuses on real world problems and the University plays a pivotal role in the regional economy. With over £300 million invested in infrastructure, buildings and facilities across all Campuses, UWE Bristol is creating a place for learning that is innovative, ambitious, connected, enabling and inclusive.

UWE Bristol is ranked 28th in the Guardian university league table, as well as 11th in the UK for student satisfaction, and has been awarded the highest possible rating in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) 2018, achieving GOLD Standard.

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