26th April 2000

 

UNIVERSITY APPOINTS ARCHITECTS FOR ISLAND WHARF

 

The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside has appointed BDP of Sheffield as architects to take forward the design of the proposed university campus at Island Wharf.

 

BDP and the university have now begun a review of the masterplan for the £48 million campus, the first phase of which the university intends to have operational on the site near Hull Marina in September 2001.

 

BDP is a multidisciplinary practice of architects, engineers and surveyors with five UK offices and one in Ireland. The practice has extensive experience in designing for further and higher education.

 

Recent major BDP projects include the new £65 million campus for the University of Sunderland, the new Leeds College of Music and Campus 21 for Sheffield Hallam University.

 

Other BDP projects include the refurbishment of the Royal Albert Hall, the restoration of the National Maritime Museum and the new Number One Court for the AELTCC at Wimbledon.

 

“BDP has a wealth of experience in all aspects of design and development and will add a new dimension to our proposed Riverside University Campus,” said Dr Jim Whittingham, a Pro Vice Chancellor at the university.

 

“We are delighted to welcome them on board and look forward to working with them to produce a top 10 design for Island Wharf of which both the university and the city can be justly proud.”

 

Terry Higgins, Architect Associate at BDP, commented: “BDP is delighted to be appointed as architect and looks forward to working closely with the client on this exciting landmark project.”

 

For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside (tel: 01522 886042)