Having developed the city-wide campus masterplan for the University of Sunderland, GSSArchitecture were appointed to design two projects to enhance the current Student Gateways at City Campus and St. Peter’s Campus, aimed at realigning and improving the Gateway service across the university.
After the completion of the Prospect Gateway last year, work has now begun on the City Campus Gateway, due for completion in August 2019. The extensive interior works includes an enquiries reception, improved career services, social learning spaces, refurbished toilet facilities and a corporate reception for external visitors to the University. Furthermore, a new entrance lobby shall be constructed to encourage use of the building from the wider University Campus.
We shall see improved student facilities such as a staffed Help Point and digital kiosks with a variety of self-serve capabilities. The images created by our in house graphics department, 3DLABS, give an excellent view of what some of these areas will look like upon completion.
Due to careful planning on these projects, all the same services will still be available at the new Gateway Enquiry Desk at St. Peter’s Campus, whilst the City Campus Gateway is closed.