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Waterside Campus, The University of Northampton

Client: The University of Northampton
Value: £123m
Completion Date: July 2018
Contract Period: 122 weeks

Education

Waterside Campus, The University of Northampton

Client: The University of Northampton
Value: £123m
Completion Date: July 2018
Contract Period: 122 weeks

Education

Waterside Campus, The University of Northampton

Client: The University of Northampton
Value: £123m
Completion Date: July 2018
Contract Period: 122 weeks

Education

Waterside Campus, The University of Northampton

Client: The University of Northampton
Value: £123m
Completion Date: July 2018
Contract Period: 122 weeks

The University of Northampton’s Waterside Campus is our largest project to date. Several new buildings within extensive grounds alongside the River Nene offer exemplary learning and working environments that will act as a beacon of regeneration for the whole community.

Completed on-time and on-budget, the project delivered seven buildings covering academic, administration, and leisure needs. As well as the high-quality internal finishes, external works included cladding, glazing, and curtain walling. The existing Engine Shed, a Grade-II Listed building, underwent an extensive and sympathetic renovation. The public realm area blended paving, car parks, pedestrian routes and communal areas with landscaping including 20,000m² of turf and 1,000 new trees.

Transforming a 58-acre brownfield site into a new campus presented a variety of challenges for our team. As Waterside was the site of a former power station, early engagement with Western Power and Anglian Water ensured safe excavations and ongoing site access for their workers. Furthermore, the proximity of the River Nene required specific environmental training. Ecology protection zones were introduced, a watercourse protection scheme was devised, and all sub-contractors received an environmental briefing as part of their induction.

For more information about the Waterside Campus development, download our case study here.

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