University of Northampton – Kingsley, Newton
GSSArchitecture were appointed as Project Managers, Lead Consultants, Architects, Quantity Surveyors and CDM Co-ordinators for the major refurbishment and remodelling of the Kingsley Building at the University of Northampton.
Having acquired the redundant Kingsley Girls’ Schools, this Grade II listed building was designed to house the new School of Applied Science. As the spatial need was some 25% greater than the existing floor area, the design team devised an innovative solution; by identifying all areas that did not require normal daylight and locating these below ground level, space was created for academic endeavour.
The project includes a suite of immersive virtual reality technologies which greatly assist in the design of products from engines to car design or any industrial 3D designs.