Anglia Ruskin University: Rivermead Campus Masterplan

Chelmsford, UK

WilkinsonEyre was commissioned to masterplan Anglia Ruskin University’s Rivermead Campus following the design of the University’s 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.

WilkinsonEyre was subsequently commissioned to design phases A and B of the masterplan, starting with a new four storey student centre, a multipurpose sports centre, and a new School of Health located opposite the student centre. Both the student centre and health school front onto a landscaped square located at the heart of the campus adjacent to the river.