Winning design for UCLan’s Adelphi Square project revealed

Posted on - 24th September, 2016 - 2:31pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, UCLan, University campus
Design Company C - Feels like that giant house someone tried to build in Goosnargh?

Of the seven designs submitted, UCLan is understood to have gone for this one

This is how the Adelphi roundabout is going to look if plans from the university are approved.

A £50m revamp of what the University of Central Lancashire calls Adelphi Square is to take place.

Seven designs were shortlisted and a Manchester-based architect has been successful.

The new public square and student support building will sit on the current Adelphi roundabout, which is to see major changes to how traffic navigates around it.

Place North West are reporting Hawkins\Brown have been successful but their “appointment to the scheme is currently the subject of a legal standstill period” and no confirmation has been given by either the firm or the university about the design process.

UCLan is working on the Adelphi roundabout as part of a £200m overhaul of the Preston campus, including a new engineering centre which recently gained planning approval.

Read more: How UCLan’s engineering building will look

It’s also upgrading social spaces in existing university buildings – and the Adelphi Square part of its masterplan is its flagship development.

Work to prepare for the new student support building saw the 1960s Fylde building demolished.

Which one did Blog Preston readers vote for?

We ran a poll on Blog Preston asking our readers to vote for their favourite of the seven designs, and Hawkins\Brown was near the bottom of the results. More than 500 people cast their vote, and this is the one you all wanted:

Design company A - a slightly outdoor nightclub vibe here

The one with a slightly outdoor nightclub vibe was our readers favourite

Read more: Where has UCLan ranked in the Times world university rankings?

What do you think of UCLan’s choice? Let us know in the comments below

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