The Estates Office has received a commendation from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for its work on the University's Nursery and café building.
The choice of location of the nursery was praised for its "views of the lake and surrounding landscape", and because the positioning of the nursery at the meeting point of well-used footpaths "enliven[s] the campus." The design of building was commended for its "flexible internal arrangement", which allows the nursery to expand into the café space when needed.
Bob Wilson, Director of Estates said:
"It's a pleasure to see the work of the Estates Office recognised by a major architectural institute like RIBA. I'd like to thank everyone involved in the construction of the Nursery building from start to finish."
This comes as part of RIBA's Small Budget Big Impact project, which aims to celebrate "small projects which have a significant positive impact on life in universities".
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