• CONCEPT

OVERVIEW

Knowledge Gateway Masterplan

ADP was commissioned to design a new masterplan for the University of Essex’s research and business park on their Colchester Campus. The research and business park had been masterplanned 10 years earlier but the University wanted a new approach, increasing density, removing proposals for areas of private housing and providing, as a first step, a new innovation centre for start up businesses.

The masterplan had to provide a link between the Knowledge Gateway and the Colchester Campus, providing a main approach to the University and visually promoting a link between the two. It had to allow for and promote sequence that a fledgling company might follow: from the new Business School, to the Innovation Centre, to small incubator/start-up units then to larger premises.

The masterplan had to also include new assessment for the provision of parking, bus stations and drop off/pick up areas with the opportunity for a new transport hub in addition to decked car parks across the site. The brief also required the incorporation of additional student residences to accommodate future needs.


DETAILS

CLIENT:

University of Essex

LOCATION:

Colchester Campus, Essex

STUDIO:

London

TYPE:

New Build
none
Unbuilt
Listed

VALUE:

Confidential

SERVICES:

STATUS:

Complete

AWARDS:

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