Learning & Research Building


With ongoing changes in research programmes, flexibility and future extendibility were central to the client brief. Our design provides a footprint and section that facilitates future expansion and a common servicing strategy that enables new functions to be easily accommodated.

Academic facilities include a state-of-the-art conference suite,130 seat lecture theatre and a 24 hour learning resource centre. The adjacent pathology building, also delivered by Avanti, provides for cellular and neuro-pathology activities, including a cytology training suite, electron microscope and containment labs. Both buildings have been designed to reduce their carbon footprint and achieve an Excellent BREEAM rating.


WAN Colour in Architecture – Shortlisted
Bristol Civic Society: Environmental Award


Bristol, Complete, Education, Estate Planning, Further & Higher Education, Health & Life Sciences, Learning & Research, Learning & Research Building, Life Sciences, New Build, Southmead Hospital Campus, UK, University of Bristol, Work,

Library, lecture theatre, labs and offices at Bristol Southmead Campus

‘Very creative and resourceful architects with the rare ability to
be both innovative and practical’
David Powell, Project Director, North Bristol NHS Trust

Location Bristol, UK

Area 5,000m²

Status Complete

Photographer Nick Kane, Tom de Gay

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