The Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainable Development and Design

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

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

Priority has been given to pedestrian, cycle, and public transport use, within a developing travel plan for the campus.

Parking, a drop-off point and accessible parking spaces are also provided.

The phase 1 building is visible from the city and to passers. It is 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 is 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. It has a green roof to increase biodiversity and control rainwater run off rates along with photo voltaic solar panels to generate renewable electricity. There are good views of the cathedral and city.

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 a high BREEM rating, which is an industry standard measure of the sustainability of a building.

Phase 3 is planned for completion in Autumn 2024.

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
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Timelines and milestones

Key milestones in the development of ARU Peterborough

 

 

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Our Vision

Our Vision

ARU Students

ARU Students

Employers

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