University of Sussex, East Slope Student Accommodation
The accommodation creates an informal community with strong connections to the heart of the university’s campus
Following Pascall+Watson’s successful strategic masterplan for the University of Sussex’s Falmer campus, we subsequently developed detailed layouts and designs for a new student accommodation scheme.
Located in the heart of the operational campus and adjacent to the South Downs National Park, the 55,000m² BREEAM Excellent rated design comprises 2,000 units spread across 32 separate buildings.
As determined by the masterplan, the buildings are arranged in a series of linear blocks along the landscaped contours of the steeply sloping site. Materials were selected to respect the listed status of the surrounding campus and to adhere to the very tight budgetary constraints.
To encourage and facilitate social interaction, a series of communal spaces are integrated into the scheme providing students with vibrant places to study, communicate and relax.
Client. University of Sussex
Location. Sussex, UK