UEA Blackdale – The University of East Anglia’s Blackdale development, designed by LSI Architects and constructed by R G Carter, reached completion in time to welcome 514 students to Norwich for the start of the autumn semester. The scheme also includes a large landscaped courtyard a launderette and a café with roof terrace. The two new student residence buildings have been named Hickling House and Barton House.
The project, which was constructed in just 62 weeks, achieves a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and further supports the UEA’s environmental policies and carbon reduction plans to promote sustainable design.
The two student residence blocks provide an attractive new residential quarter for the University which follows a pattern of development that relates to the original campus buildings and also to the local environment.
The design team were able to draw on principles and lessons learned from the practice’s previous UEA student accommodation project, Crome Court, winner of a 2015 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Award for its innovative design.