Grimsby University Centre

ClientThe Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education

LocationGrimsby

Project TypeUniversity

CompletionAugust 2011

Value£9.6m

Area7,100sqm

The five storey university building is the flagship for the institute.

Accommodation comprises general teaching space, a students’ union bar, vocational kitchen and servery, a library, media and radio production suites and open IT spaces.

The design is a white reflective, monolithic block with deeply grooved and coloured window reveals. The white ceramic cladding of the building’s façade reflects the colours and shapes of the adjacent mature trees.

The internal accommodation and primary circulation wrap around a central atrium space which is covered by a curved ETFE roof light, allowing natural daylight to penetrate deep into the building.

The development has created a fantastic learning environment for learners. The staff and students based here now benefit from an inspirational environment that provides exceptional facilities for both the academic and vocational higher education courses we offer.

Adrian Clarke, Director of Strategic Services, The Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education

Ryder interacted exceptionally well with the Institute and took the time to engage with our user groups to gain a thorough understanding of our requirements.

Adrian Clarke, Director of Strategic Services, The Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education