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Heslington East Masterplan, University of York


Location Client Cost Completion Awards
York, UK University of York £200m 2006-2010 3

Project details

The new campus is designed around the concept of a new living and learning community with each element creating a sense of place and human scale.

Building are arranged around a series of distinct and intimately scaled landscape spaces, connected by pedestrian routes

This cluster comprises new accommodation for three academic departments; computer science, law & management, and theatre, film and TV; a shared hub building, and accommodation for 600 students.

A wonderfully inviting, safe feeling, joyful place to study in but also for the surrounding community to enjoy.

GGB BDP Award Judges


  • create a new living and learning community
  • encourage interaction through connectivity between buildings


  • a completely new place integrating learning and living in a lakeshore setting
  • exemplary and inspirational campus environment
  • RIBA Award 2011, RIBA Northern Network Award (Gold) 2011, RTPI Yorkshire Region Award (First Prize) 2010

Integrated services

masterplanner, architecture, landscape architecture, acoustic consultant