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"I would wholeheartedly like to recommend Ralph + Smith for their professionalism and design skills. Working with Chloe and Claire has been an enjoyable experience. Working closely with the team, time and money have been effectively used.

The fabrics and colour schemes have proved to be very popular with staff and students, maximising the impact of the spaces and providing a fantastic environment for study, working, eating and socialising."

Jane Bunce  |  Director of Student and Academic Services  |  University of Northampton

Ralph + Smith were part of the project design team working with the University Estate and Executive Project Team and Architects. As the furniture and space consultants we planned, specified and project managed £2.5 million of furniture for 5 buildings on the new site.

The 105,000 sq ft Creative Hub brings together creative and science disciplines in a flexible learning space and houses the largest catering facility on campus.

The four-storey space incorporates:

Town Hall & Flexible Event Space

Specialist Teaching Spaces


Workshops for Art & Design

Media & Photography Facilities

Mac Computer Suites

Academic Workspace

Catering Outlets & Café

Our Roles

Full Design Consultancy

Test Fits & Space Planning


FF&E Specification

Budget Management

Tender Management

Project Management




University of Northampton

Waterside Campus | Northampton