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University of the West of England, Student Village


Location Client Cost Completion Awards
Frenchay Campus, Bristol, UK University of the West of England £77m 2006 2

Project details

The BDP designed campus now houses 2000 students. The residences are arranged in four courtyards of six and seven storey blocks. They were crafted, using an innovative precast flat-pack system, as a forward thinking sustainable development from the outset conserving energy and minimising waste.

The system was selected for durability, good acoustic and fire qualities, high thermal mass and compatibility with preferred cladding systems. All the bedrooms come complete with bespoke large desks, well-designed storage and pre-fabricated concrete bathroom pods.


  • student village and sports facility
  • high quality accommodation for nearly 2,000 students
  • accelerated programme


  • constructed in 40 weeks using an innovative precast flat-pack solution
  • Concrete Society Award (Certificate of Excellence: Building Category) 2006
  • British Precast Project Award (Building Category) 2006

Integrated services

masterplanner, architecture, civil & structural engineering, landscape architecture