“The early involvement of Osborne helped to establish methods of construction and logistics at an early stage and has been key to maintaining programmes throughout. The building sets a benchmark for our future aspirations.” – Peter Fotheringham, Director of Estates
The University of Greenwich appointed Osborne to complete the new £43m School of Architecture and Learning Resource Centre. The decision to work with Osborne was based on the depth of knowledge and innovative approach suggested that helped the University realise their wider ambitions for the project. They wanted a state of the art building that represented an advance in thinking and design as an architectural college to raise their profile in the architectural community.
Alongside this very clear aspiration there were several key practical aspects that were regarded as important for the new building:
- Incorporate cutting edge technology for students.
- The facility needed to be accessible to students and the wider community 24 hours a day.
- The building needed to be sustainable.