- Location Bath, United Kingdom
- Client University of Bath
- Year 2021
Following a competitive selection process, Hopkins Architects were appointed to design a School of Management for the University of Bath.
Situated at the Claverton Down Campus, the building will allow the University to create new courses and strengthen the University's research portfolio; supporting its ambition to become an international leader in graduate education. It will enable students and staff to interact, learn, teach and conduct research in a variety of spaces ranging from lecture theatres to less formal social and group learning spaces to academic research clusters. Additional facilities such as an 'Entrepreneurship Lab' and 'Employers Hub' will form part of the School's drive to reach out to and engage with industry and the community.
Designed specifically to relate to the Campus parkland heart, this gateway building is intended to form part of a masterplan which seeks to further integrate ongoing development of the University into its superb landscape setting.
Planning permission was granted in August 2018, and the building will open at the beginning of the 2021/2022 academic year.
Professor Veronica Hope Hailey, Dean of the School of Management and Vice-President (Corporate Engagement), said: 'We look forward to a landmark building that embodies our understanding of a 21st century management school and enhances our mission to inspire the next generation of leaders.'