School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape

Facilities

Facilities in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape

We aim to offer you the best in teaching, IT and workshop provision and continually invest in our facilities.

Facilities

The School is centrally located on campus with easy access to all University services.

The Architecture Building is a listed Edwardian building in the Quadrangle, the oldest part of the University. This is a beautiful place to sit in the summer, and provides a wonderful backdrop for graduation photos!

Architecture students have access to the Architecture Building 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They can also use their dedicated studio spaces at all times.

Planning students are based in Claremont Tower and have access to a dedicated planning studio with computing facilities and social space.

As part of wider campus developments the School has undertaken its own redevelopment projects over recent years, including:

  • refurbishing crit and gallery spaces
  • extending and updating the workshop
  • a new student-run coffee bar
  • newly refurbished ateliers studios
  • a new planning social space
  • updating all student computing and printing facilities
  • redevelopment of Claremont Tower will also take place over the next 12 months as part of a wider development by the University.

Throughout 2016 we  invested £2.4 million in a new building on campus that  provides a purpose built, expanded workshop and a dedicated fabrication suite. The workshop has dedicated spaces for laser cutting and 3D printing. In addition, there are three floors of studio space and a new review space.  

Archiprint

Archiprint is a self-service printing facility based in the Architecture Building for the use of students and is equipped with:

  • 2 x HP Designjet Z6200 Photo A0 printers
  • 1 x HP Designjet Z6800 Photo A0 printer
  • 1 x HP Pagewide XL5000 Draft A0 printer
  • 1 x HP Designjet T3500 Trace A0 Printer

Planprint is based in the Henry Daysh Building and has the following equipment:

  • 1 x HP Designjet Z6810 Photo A0 printer
  • 1 x HP Designjet XL3600 Draft Trace/Draft A0 printer

Workshop Virtual Tour

The School’s purpose-built new workshop consists of a fully-equipped analogue model making workshop and a suite of digital fabrication equipment including: laser cutters, 3D printers and CNC routers.  Students receive instruction and training from expert technicians and have the opportunity to gain lots of hands-on experience of both traditional and the latest digital making techniques. 

The workshop is open weekdays between 9:00-17:00.  Advice and instruction is provided by our expert technical staff.