Hopkins at Bath Spa University November 29, 2010Bath Spa University has appointed Hopkins Architects to consolidate its student housing at the historically important Newton Park Campus, 4 miles from Bath. The scheme will involve the construction of residential accommodation for 600 students and the associated common spaces.
This BREEAM 'Excellent' project, which has an energy centre at its core, will significantly promote Bath Spa's EcoCampus credentials.
Located at the southern end of the site, the student accommodation is the second phase of a strategy to improve facilities across the campus. At the centre of the historic Newton Park estate is a Grade I listed Georgian house designed by Stiff Leadbetter, set in a Capability Brown landscape. Pevsner described it as "one of the finest country mansions of the 18th century in Somerset". The auspicious site is set in a registered park and gardens, with several further listed buildings, including two Grade I and two nearby Scheduled Ancient Monuments.