Client: University of Bangor and Cityheart
St Mary’s Campus at Bangor University was designed to provide a sense of community in an enhanced social and living environment on the site of a disused former teaching college.
The village-style campus provides 602 student residences in a series of townhouses and cluster flat arrangements within five new build accommodation blocks. Existing buildings have been refurbished to provide additional residential rooms and ancillary service rooms including a cafe bar, shop, laundry, sport and fitness facilities.
The five new build blocks are rated BREEAM Excellent while the two refurbished blocks achieved a BREEAM rating of Very Good. Energy use for the project was 153 kWh per £100k of the project value, and water consumption was 5.62 m³ per £100k.
Great care was taken to preserve the ecology of the site and to facilitate bat roosts while nesting sites were disrupted.
The University of Bangor has 11,000 students, many from overseas, studying Arts and Humanities, Law, Natural Sciences along with Health, Behavioural, Physical and Applied Sciences.