We’re working on the University of York’s Student Centre Contest

You may have seen in the architecture press this week that our clients O’Donnell + Tuomey and ADP Architecture have won The University of York’s competition for a ‘landmark’ £35 million student centre. Here our colleague Ryan McCreadie tells us more… 

The University of York’s new student centre will be a big scheme – an exemplary, 5,000m² ‘carbon negative’ sustainable hub for students and main square at the heart of campus, catering for the institution’s 19,000 students.

We are proud to be a part of this impressive design team, offering fire strategy advice to the architects, and ongoing support as the building moves towards becoming a reality – at which point it will offer office space for student unions and student services, dining areas, a variety of exhibition spaces, study areas, winter gardens and a rooftop garden.

It’s particularly impressive because of its sustainability credentials, with plans to create the building from renewable sources – things like reconstituted stone and recycled steel, with plans for solar panels, rooflights and solar control glazing.

We look forward to telling you more about the scheme as we move forward, in the meantime you can read more here.


Ryan McCreadie


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