Richard Murphy Architects have undertaken master plans for Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge at both their Young Street and East Road Campuses.
Our work with Anglia Ruskin University has comprised master planning, a number of new builds and refurbishment of existing buildings at both the Young Street and the East Road sites.
Firstly, masterplanning a new (£16m) campus at their Young Street site, with three phases of construction and existing refurbishment with a completion of all phases mid 2015.
Separately, we have undertaken a second stage master-plan of their East Road campus with the first construction phase (£24m) scheduled to start this year.
Anglia Ruskin University purchased a 3.5 hectare site between Young Street and New Street in 2008. The site consisted of a disused Victorian primary school, known as the Ragged School, derelict buildings from the former Cambridge College for Further Education and some unused land.
The Young Street site is being developed in three phases within our single overall design for the site. The first phase houses the relocated faculty of nursing studies and the refurbishment of the Ragged School for the department of Music Therapy. The Victorian School dates from 1854 and sits within the zone 1 conservation area. Subsequent phases included administration, academic buildings and a 200 seat lecture theatre.
The Science Centre at East Road will be a major new facility and will bring together teaching, postgraduate and staff facilities for the departments within the Faculty of Science and Technology - computing and technology; psychology and biomedical science/forensics. The ‘super laboratory’ represents a new way of teaching science where several disciplines can be taught at the same time within one space.