Three Osborne Schemes Shortlisted for 2014 Solent Design Awards

Osborne has had three schemes shortlisted for this year’s Solent Design Awards, which celebrate the very best architecture in Hampshire.

The St Alphege Learning & Teaching Building for the University of Winchester, the Gateway in Ringwood, and the University of Winchester’s Burma Road student accommodation are all set to be judged by an expert panel in the Urban Design category and for the Best Quality Place award, as well as face the public vote in the People’s Choice award.

The St Alphege Learning and Teaching Building is part of the University of Winchester’s King Alfred Campus and provides 10 flexible teaching studios, breakout spaces, and a rooftop extension. Designed by Design Engine Architects, the building is connected to an existing 1970s building by a glazed atrium.

The Gateway, in Ringwood for the New Forest District Council embraces a public square and civic building. Designed by the building contains offices for three different councils, a large assembly room, and public conveniences.

With Architecture PLB as the design team, the University of Winchester’s Burma Road student accommodation comprises of 499 study bedrooms in groups of 5-8 bedrooms sharing communal kitchen and dining facilities, with 2 one-bedroom warden’s flats. Shared facilities for the whole university such as a learning cafe, laundry and gymnasium are located at the heart of the development with the central area providing a focus for the student community.

These biennial awards, organised by the Partnership for Urban South Hampshire (PUSH), and sponsored by Bouygues UK, recognise attractive places and spaces that engender a sense of local pride, and are well designed, welcoming and sustainable.