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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 70,000 sq ft Senate Building houses a ground floor café, office space, classrooms and the Vice Chancellor's office and meeting space.

The classrooms and admin furniture were specified as a template to be rolled out throughout the campus, whilst the café, reception, meeting rooms and exterior furniture and finishes were specified to compliment the building's executive status.

Our Roles

Full Design Consultancy

Test Fits & Space Planning


FF&E Specification

Budget Management

Tender Management

Project Management




University of Northampton

Waterside Campus | Northampton