University of Roehampton


Planning permission has been granted for the University of Roehampton’s new £30million landmark library and accommodation buildings, after a unanimous vote in favour by Wandsworth Council’s planning committee.

Following a recommendation from an existing client, the head of major projects for UoR commissioned Preconstruct to produce a series of AVR verified views to accompany the detailed planning submission for their new library and student accommodation schemes.

The overall masterplan includes £100M of redevelopment, fulfilling the University’s aim to be one of the most attractive, up-to-date and ‘user-friendly’ campuses in London.

The purpose-built library will provide state-of-the-art facilities inside a visually impressive home which will make clear Roehampton’s commitment to world leading research and learning.

The new student accommodation will see 388 en-suite bedrooms built in clusters around two courtyards in the centre of the University’s Digby Stuart College. A conference suite will also be included to enhance further our academic conferencing and teaching provision.

With extensive new landscaping including courtyard gardens and new pedestrianised entrance, sited close to the Grade II listed Alton Estate and situated within an already mature, parkland campus, the visual impact of the proposals was a key consideration for the designs. Guided by Boyer Planning, we produced verified views that communicated not only the visible elements from key viewpoints, but the effect of retained and new planting that screens large parts of the development from public areas.

The planning application was submitted in June 2014 and full permission granted in September the same year.


Client: University of Roehampton
Architect: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios / MJP Architects
Landscape Architects: GROSS MAX
Planning Consultants: Boyer Planning
Structural Engineers: BDP
Scope: Verified Photomontage CGIs – AVR1 and AVR3
Planning Ward: Roehampton and Putney Vale, Wandsworth
Status: Permission Granted