St Mary’s University Reception

Improvement of St Mary's University main entrance and reception as part of the wider masterplan and long-term commitment to enhancing this unique campus.

As part of our ongoing relationship with St Mary’s, we transformed the main entrance to provide a high-quality, welcoming arrival space that portrays the values and identity of this unique University.

Our proposals strip out inconsistent accumulated clutter to reveal the original façade that characterises the space. The addition of simple, robust, high-quality materials complements the existing brick and stone and ensures this highly-trafficked space is low-maintenance.

A considered approach to branding, display and wayfinding, developed with our sister company, Thomas.Matthews, completes the space.



St Mary's University



It has been a pleasure to work with Useful Studio. They have taken the time to understand and embrace our mission fully and have become part of our team.

Francis Campbell, Vice Chancellor

Team Credits: 

Contractor: Open Contracts Limited

Branding and Wayfinding: Thomas.Matthews

Image Credits: Jill Tate Photography / Useful Studio