University of Sussex, Northfield Student Accommodation
The design sensitively responds to the site’s greenfield setting, offering tranquil views into the landscape of the South Downs National Park
Following Pascall+Watson’s successful strategic masterplan for the University of Sussex’ Falmer campus, we were appointed to design and deliver a series of student accommodation facilities at its Northfield site.
Located in a rural greenfield setting adjacent to the South Downs National Park, the designs draw their inspiration from the traditional Sussex farmsteads and surrounding villages.
The BREEAM Excellent rated scheme comprises 1,105 units arranged in four, five and six bedroom clusters, each with an integrated communal living space. The flexibility of the layouts enables various expressions of form to be achieved as a direct response to specific site conditions.
The project was delivered over three distinct phases and has been widely recognised as setting a new benchmark for future residential development at the university.
Client. University of Sussex
Location. Sussex, UK