St Mary’s University Masterplan

A masterplan to provide a clear, considered framework for development across St Mary’s two main campuses over the next decade.

The masterplan interrogates St Mary’s heavily constrained campus sites to unlock development sites and identify opportunities to support the planned growth of the University.

Working in close collaboration with the Local Council (London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames), the masterplan establishes strategies and planning policies that will frame and guide the development of the estate over the next decade. 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.


St Mary’s University, Twickenham


In progress

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

Image Credits: Jason Hawkes