Exemplary sustainability and open access characterise UCL’s flagship Student Centre, which provides 1000 study seats, café and Student Enquiries Centre
Nicholas Hare Architects for University College London
Contract value: £43.2m
Cost per m2: £7,493
The Student Centre is the heart of UCL’s Bloomsbury Campus in central London. It is a flagship project in the ‘Transforming UCL’ development programme, providing a progressive 24-hour environment for students. Ground and upper-ground floor levels are open to the public. The building was constructed on the last piece of undeveloped land on Gordon Street, next to the university’s Bloomsbury Theatre. It includes 1,000 study seats, Student Enquiries Centre and a café. A new Eastern gateway to the campus is created by the Student Centre. The project achieves exemplary sustainability standards including BREEAM Outstanding.