ADP's AUDE Showcase


By Jon Roylance

Jon Roylance highlights why you should visit ADP at AUDE.

ADP continues to work for approximately a quarter of all HE institutions across the UK and the AUDE Conference gives us the opportunity to catch-up with existing clients, and introduce ADP to prospective new clients. We believe strongly in the value of knowledge share across the sector and AUDE allows us a platform to promote our best practice. 

ADP will be showcasing our new ICEPS building for the University of Leeds. The project will deliver a new £96m integrated campus for the faculties of Engineering and Physical Sciences to build on a shared interaction between disciplines. The new facility is located on the North-East quarter of main campus, co-locating the disciplines of Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, and Computing along with the provision of critical central teaching and social interaction spaces. The project is the largest single capital investment by the University and is the largest higher education project to be undertaken by ADP.

On the ADP stand we have a new 3D video animation exploring the design of the building and new virtual reality (VR) modelling of key activity spaces. Visitors to the stand will be able to wear a VR headset and physically move through key areas, their movements mirrored on our 75” TV monitor.

We also have a new video showcasing all the best recent higher education projects and a new higher education brochure on the stand. Both reflect our new brand values to deliver people inspired facilities; build campus communities; create inspiring places to learn, live, teach, research, innovate and ideate.

The ICEPS building is designed to foster a culture of inter-disciplinary working in the development of novel materials to address 21st century challenges in many areas. This includes energy efficient computing, telecommunications, sustainable magnetic materials, sensors for use in biological systems and extreme or remote environments, pharmaceutical formulations, ‘smart foods’ and medical technologies.

The project will deliver a new landmark collaboration hub of first-class laboratory and specialised teaching spaces, enabling cutting-edge research and an outstanding student experience, whilst enhancing the University’s research power and strengthening collaboration with industry. The new facilities will offer technical and academic excellence to support research programmes and inward investment to the regional economy.    

Another cross-disciplinary new project we are working on is the Leeds-Bradford Centre for Applied Health Research. This project partners the University of Bradford and the University of Leeds with local health trusts developing interdisciplinary expertise in research design, implementation sciences, psychology, social sciences, informatics and statistics, as well as skills in communicating with clinicians, scientists, policy makers, healthcare providers, public and patients.

Across the practice we have new projects ranging from new business school extensions for Aston and Reading, residences at Newman, Southampton and Gloucestershire, new teaching and learning spaces at Heriot-Watt, Sussex, Essex, and Liverpool, and a new library project at Abertay. 


Jon Roylance

Jon Roylance

Jon joined our practice in 1996, opening our Manchester studio in 2007 with
director Joe Morgan. Jon
leads our higher education
sector team.