University of Wales
2012 Civic Trust Award Winner
We are delighted to announce that the University of Wales, Newport City Centre Campus project has won a 2012 Civic Trust Award for which Edmond Shipway provided Cost Consultancy services.
This building has had a monumental impact on Newport, helping to unify the city whilst setting a high standard of architecture for the future. Design rigour and construction quality is superb, with excellent attention to detail. Internally, the building is easy to navigate, with generous publicly accessible ground floor circulation. Landscaping is complimentary, making the street experience pleasurable.
As a finalist for the Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Universal Design, it is evident that an inclusive approach has underpinned this development from the outset and that access has been a key driver throughout the design process. This has resulted in a beautiful building offering exceptional facilities that all students can make full use of.
This project exemplifies how the precepts of inclusive design can deliver a building that will accommodate all potential users without sacrificing functionality or aesthetics.