Anglia Ruskin University: Ashcroft Business School
Wilkinson Eyre Architects was commissioned to masterplan Anglia Ruskin University’s Rivermead Campus following the design of the Ashcroft International Business School. The new campus has been set out in sweeping arcs which respond to the curve of the River Chelmer. It provides a wide pedestrian spine separated from servicing and vehicle movements, with fingers of planted swales between buildings providing relief from potential flooding. The design actively promotes high environmental performance in new buildings on the campus, which is enhanced by the design of the landscape and external spaces.
The practice was subsequently commissioned to design Phases A and B of the masterplan, starting with a new Fourstorey student centre and a multi-purpose sports building. Phase B includes the new School of Health and is located opposite the student centre.
- Completed 2003
- Chelmsford, UK
- Anglia Ruskin University
- £8 million