Higher Education

Every university is different. The way we think about campuses is evolving, and the built environment has to respond to that.

We get to the heart of what makes each university unique, walking in the shoes of our stakeholders to get a full understanding of every brief. By engaging with staff, students and communities, we unlock the potential of campuses across the country, combining evidence from these engagements with our own research and expertise.

A university is not simply a place to teach, research, learn and relax. It is a place to belong. We design spaces which improve the wellbeing of those who use them, and empower people to share expertise and facilities together.

We embed sustainability in everything we do. It’s an attitude that informs not only our designs, but our culture and whole way of thinking – ensuring that our projects embody the highest standards of environmental performance.

Our specialist experience includes:

  • Future academic workplaces
  • Future learning spaces
  • Science and research laboratories
  • Student residential
  • Strategic and smart campus masterplans
  • Spatial optimisation
  • Lecture theatres and teaching spaces

Academic Workplace Concept

This concept captures a range of space types; open collaborative work areas, bookable meeting rooms, lounge areas, quiet working/personal pods, kitchen areas and the ‘kitchen table’, media and project areas, and personal storage.

Our Higher Education projects

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Related insights + news

Insights | 24th April 2020

ADP’s Collaborative Briefing Toolkit

ADP undertook a six-month programme of academic research into best practice in collaborative briefing within the higher education sector. The programme was supported by 23 universities across the UK.

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News | 9th December 2019

The Sir William Henry Bragg Building Reaches Its Summit

The construction of the new £96m Sir William Henry Bragg Building at the University of Leeds celebrated a milestone last week, as the building reached its tallest point.

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News | 30th August 2019

Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research Opens

The ADP-designed Wolfson Centre for Applied Healthcare Research was recently opened on the Bradford Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust site. The new centre is co-opted by both the University of Bradford and the University of Leeds, who will work with clinical researchers from the Bradford Royal Infirmary.

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Lead contacts

Jon Roylance

— Higher Education Sector Director
Jon Roylance

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  • Telephone: 0161 238 9460

Our Higher Education Clients

  • Aston University
  • Durham University
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Keele University
  • Kingston University
  • Lancaster University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Newman University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Teesside University
  • University College Birmingham
  • University of Abertay
  • University of Bath
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bradford
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Essex
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Leicester
  • University of London
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Reading
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Staffordshire
  • University of Sussex
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Huddersfield