"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 Learning Hub, at 156,000 sq ft, is the largest on the campus, the heartbeat of the university and where the bulk of the academic teaching takes place.
The five-storey space incorporates:
Learning Environments & Teaching Rooms
Student Help Desk
Academic & Admin Open Workspaces
Careers Advice Drop In Zone
Library/Silent Study Space
Open and Private Meeting Spaces
Catering Outlets, Cafes & University Bar
Open Working Terrace Spaces
Full Design Consultancy
Test Fits & Space Planning
University of Northampton
Waterside Campus | Northampton