We have been working closely with St Mary’s University and the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames since 2014 on the Estates Masterplan, which establishes design guidelines, strategies and proposals for the development of the Strawberry Hill and Teddington Lock campuses, in line with the University’s Corporate Plan ‘Vision 2025: St Mary’s Plan for the future.’
Extensive mapping, research, analysis and consultation has contributed to a full understanding of the existing sites, challenges and opportunities, which have guided the proposals.
The masterplan is driven by the need to accommodate growth and looks to create a thriving live and learn campus on the unique Strawberry Hill site, alongside a new state-of-the-art sports campus at Teddington Lock. Proposals include revitalising the historic heart of the main campus, extensive refurbishment of existing buildings and new high-quality architecture, landscape and public realm.
Work is currently focused on preparing a Supplementary Planning Document, which aims to embed the masterplan vision into local planning policy to better support the delivery of individual projects.
Useful Studio have also been commissioned for several immediate improvement projects identified in the masterplan, including refurbishment of the main reception and design of the University public plaza
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