De Montfort University

Vijay Patel Building, De Montfort University

The redevelopment of the De Montfort University’s Fletcher complex of buildings was an exciting opportunity to transform a significant site within the city of Leicester.

It is part of a critical phase in the university’s long-term masterplan, which is built around an ambitious vision to re-connect the city centre to the River Soar by creating a series of linked public open spaces through the De Montfort campus. By pairing these landscaped areas with purpose-designed, new and remodelled university facilities, the result is a series of outstanding urban spaces.

We created a purpose-built faculty for art, design and humanities subjects on the site of the existing Fletcher buildings, demolishing a large part of the complex and leaving only the tower and the low rise buildings next to The Gateway.

The new accommodation included the schools of architecture, arts, design and fashion and textiles. The project included contemporary and customer-focused catering facilities which are light, bright and vibrant.