university of buckingham - vinson building

Location: Buckingham
Client: University of Buckingham
Start on Site: August 2017
Completion: Expected September 2018
Value: Confidential

new build liberal economics faculty
Panter Hudspith are acting as lead consultant and contract administrator for a new build liberal economics faculty for University of Buckingham, situated within the heart of the campus, within the Buckingham Conservation Area.

diverse educational brief
The building comprises a new bookshop, cafe, social learning space, 180-seat lecture theatre, centre for business and entrepreneurship, seminar rooms and staff offices.

the building forms a key element in the wider masterplan
The building provides high quality, flexible teaching and events spaces, forming a new frontage for the University, whilst integrating within the historic fabric of the Conservation Area.

flexibility of spaces enables informal interaction
The ground floor social learning area is the primary focus of the building. Designed as a large open plan space, this area is flexible for both informal teaching as well as an events space. The lecture theatre will double as a community cinema in the evenings

Glass Canvas and Panter Hudspith Architects
illustrative site plan
the new bookstore looking to the entrance and concrete staircase
the open plan first floor business hub with exposed douglas fir roof trusses
view from hunter street towards the entrance with proposed shared surface public realm
the surface car park on the site prior to redevelopment
ground floor plan showing the creating of new landscaped quads