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

News | 16th March 2021

Construction completes on flagship development for the University of Leeds

Construction of the new Sir William Henry Bragg Building for the University of Leeds has been completed. The new landmark building for engineering and physical sciences, provides an impressive range of environments to support cutting-edge research and encourage collaboration across disciplines.

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Insights | 22nd January 2021

Insight: Future Campus

Our latest concept for future design is all about university “third space”: that boundary between living and learning (or working), where activities interact in surprising ways.

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Insights | 6th January 2021

Insight: ADP’s SBE Toolkit

Our SBE Toolkit measures sustainability, belonging and engagement in spaces – from office blocks to primary schools.

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Lead contacts

Jon Roylance

— Higher Education Sector Director
Jon Roylance

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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