The Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainable Development and Design

ARU Peterborough will be located on the Embankment Site close to the city centre and to existing transport links and connections.

The campus will create a new high-quality higher education space for Peterborough and establish a strong identity for the university in the city, including transforming an under-utilised concrete car park into a green, landscaped campus which will be accessible to the public.

Priority has been given to pedestrian, cycle, and public transport use. The building will be approached by an extension of the existing foot and cycle paths from the city, arriving at a new forecourt that will access the main entrance to the building.

Vehicles will access operational parking, a drop-off and accessible parking spaces by an improved existing entrance to the Wirrina car park to the east of the building.

The phase 1 building is visible from the city and to passers-by from the road and on foot. It will be three storeys high, with plenty of glass to provide good daylight and natural ventilation as well as encompassing the views of Peterborough Cathedral, from the inside and outside of the building. On the ground floor on the south side there will be a colonnade providing shelter when required as well as terrace seating. The front entrance is a main feature of the building located alongside the state-of-the-art lecture theatre. An open terrace on the second floor provides an external space with views towards the cathedral.

A colonnade to the south provides a sheltered, welcoming access to the building and the roof has a series of distinctive pyramidal lanterns which not only give the building a strong, identifiable skyline in the city but, more importantly, they enable the building to be naturally ventilated and bring more daylight into the heart of the building.

The building has a very open aspect to the south and west to a well landscaped campus garden, with solar shading to help reduce energy requirements and provide a comfortable internal environment. We have a green roof to increase biodiversity and control rain-water run off rates along with photo voltaic panels to generate electricity from sunshine. Good views are provided towards the cathedral and Bishop’s Road.

Phase 3 will be designed to reduce carbon and be energy efficient in its construction and operation. A number of designs and technologies, which are still at the planning stage, will be used to explore how the building can achieve net zero carbon when it is in operation. Increasing biodiversity and space for nature will also be explored at the design stage.

Floor Plan

ARU Peterborough development ground floor plan

ARU Peterborough development ground floor plan
First Floor Plan

ARU Peterborough development first floor plan

ARU Peterborough development first floor plan
Second Floor Plan

ARU Peterborough development second floor plan

ARU Peterborough development second floor plan
Roof Plan

ARU Peterborough development roof plan

ARU Peterborough development roof plan
Building Sections

ARU Peterborough development building sections 01

ARU Peterborough development building sections 01
Building Sections 2

ARU Peterborough development building sections 02

ARU Peterborough development building sections 02
Building Elevations

ARU Peterborough development building elevations

ARU Peterborough development building elevations

 

Sustainable design
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Timelines and milestones

Key milestones for ARU Peterborough between now and the first students arriving:

ARU announced as academic partner July 2020 Phase 1 construction begins November – December 2020 Government announces £20 million funding for Phase 3 teaching building and ‘Living Lab’ public access science facility October 2021 Phase 2 Manufacturing and Materials Research and Development Centre construction starts October 2021 University to open doors to first students September 2022 Phase 2 construction completes December 2022 Second teaching building and Living Lab public science centre opens September 2024
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Our Vision

Our Vision

ARU Students

ARU Students

Employers

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