Micheal Uren Building London

Higher Education

Our Higher Education Expertise

From high-end teaching and research buildings to extensions and economic refurbishments, we are a leading expert in the higher education sector; in-tune with the changing requirements of our clients.

We've worked with 74 universities across the UK and Ireland, and understand the key sector drivers. Many clients speak to us about their budget and time constraints, or aims to reduce the carbon impact of their projects whilst delivering modern and fit-for-purpose spaces. We bring our wealth of experience and technical know-how to deliver the best outcomes for universities, so that they can be proud of their high quality facilities and campuses, which enable their students to thrive in their education, leisure and living.

Our Experience in Numbers

74

Total Number of Universities We've Worked With

50000

Student Beds Delivered

100000

Smallest HE Project (£)

61

Awards in the last 3 years

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Selected Higher Education Projects

Carlisle Citadels Campus
Higher Education

A city centre redevelopment project involving the demolition and refurbishment of Carlisle's iconic Citadel buildings.

Carlisle Citadels Campus, Carlisle

BIOS, Teesside University
Higher Education

BIOS is a state-of-the-art facility supporting the University’s School of Health and Life Sciences, providing new teaching labs, a new super lab, research and clinical skills space.

BIOS, Teesside University

Micheal Uren Building London
Higher Education

This research hub forms part of Imperial College London’s White City Campus housing flexible accommodation for biomedical sciences and engineering.

Micheal Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub, London

London Institute of Medical Sciences
Higher Education

The LIMS building has been constructed on the constrained Hammersmith Hospital Campus to provide state-of-the-art laboratories.

London Institute of Medical Sciences

Senate House, University of Bristol
Higher Education

Refurbishment of the existing building and large additional learning space to improve the student facilities at University of Bristol.

Senate House, University of Bristol

Nucleus Building, University of Edinburgh
Higher Education

A Hub for the Kings Buildings Campus and forms the primary element in the redevelopment of the Campus site. The building accommodates a mixture of lecture theatres, cafe/dining, study and laboratories over 4 levels.

Nucleus Building, University of Edinburgh

UWE Frenchay Campus (SAP's)
Student Accommodation

Curtins delivered Student Accommodation Projects 1-5, as part of the University of West England's Frenchay campus masterplan. This project became one of the largest Passivhaus student accommodation projects in the world.

UWE Frenchay Campus (SAP's)

Healthcare Relocation Cardiff University
Higher Education

The retrofitting of this existing building has seen Cardiff University’s School of Healthcare Sciences located to a single site for the first time since its inception.

Cardiff University Healthcare Relocation

Bartlett School of Architecture
Higher Education

Extensive retrofit to deliver a more sustainable and improved building for University College London.

Bartlett School of Architecture

View All Case Studies

We bring our learnings and best practice from a wide variety of sectors to deliver the best outcomes for our higher education schemes. Click below to explore our case study experience.

Our Experience

Contact Our AUDE Conference Representatives

We'll be at the AUDE Annual Conference at Stand 24 from Monday 15th April through to the Gala Dinner on Wednesday. Please get in contact with our team to arrange a catch-up.

Colin Riches

Business Unit Director

colin.riches@curtins.com

Leeds

David Sandbrook

Director

david.sandbrook@curtins.com

Manchester

Julie Henderson

Business Development Manager

julie.henderson@curtins.com

Glasgow

Stephen Beggs

Business Unit Director

stephen.beggs@curtins.com

Bristol

Andy Roberts

Business Unit Director

andy.roberts@curtins.com

Kendal

Carl Peers

Business Unit Director - Transport Planning

carl.peers@curtins.com

Manchester

Mark Lusher

Principal Engineer

mark.lusher@curtins.com

Nottingham

Our Clients Tell Us

The Curtins team have been supporting the University of the West of England (UWE) in the development and maintenance of our estate for more than 10 years, and continually add value to our projects. With Curtins’ experience in the higher education sector, they reliably deliver the best outcomes for us. Most notably, the team have worked on UWE’s largest project on its Frenchay Campus to date, which has seen the delivery of one of the country’s largest Passivhaus schemes. The team from Curtins were instrumental both in the design stages and in a Technical Advisor capacity during construction on the structural and civils areas, and were invaluable in raising and closing out defects at the early stages of the concrete frame construction.

Gary Musson, Accommodation Programme Manager, Estates & Facilities, UWE

News & Views

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23rd Nov 21

Carroll Court set to be the largest Passivhaus project in the world

Demolition has taken place at Carroll Court in Bristol to make way for the new 900 bed student accommodation scheme for the University of West of England, which is set to become the first phase of the largest student accommodation Passivhaus project in the world.

Carroll Court set to be the largest Passivhaus project in the world
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8th Aug 23

Bristol Event: How to Deliver Embodied Carbon Targets

With a guest speaker from Bristol City Council on Tuesday 7th November 2023.

Event
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20th Sep 23

Curtins presents on RAAC at Cardiff University

We're keeping track of RAAC. 

Jeremy Kent