|Bristol||University of Bristol||Confidential||7,300sqm||Due 2022|
We are working with the University of Bristol on the retrofit of an office building to create a new undergraduate dental school facility in the heart of Bristol. The 7,300sqm school will contain clinical space with 119 dental chairs, supporting equipment, services and clinical fit-out, clinical lab support areas, teaching and tutorial space, office space, and ancillary space such as showers, changing rooms, breakout rooms, and kitchenettes.
The most sustainable building is one that already exists, so we would always advocate considering the reuse and repurposing of buildings first. It will be a beneficial addition to this area of Bristol, introducing a vibrant university function along the river and close to Temple Meads. Of course, repurposing an office building poses some challenges, but it also throws up exciting opportunities to create a completely unique design that is both fresh and modern, as well as drawing on existing quirky features of interest. This is the approach we’ve taken at the University of Bristol Dental School, which will provide an exciting new facility for students and researchers.Akshay Khera, BDP Project Director
architecture, interior design, graphic design, acoustics, lighting, sustainability