17 April 2019
The proposed development is to be located just east of Southampton on the Hampshire coast within the existing Lower Site of Solent University’s Warsash Maritime Academy, the world’s premier maritime education and training provider.
Of the nine buildings on the retained site, four are prefabricated and temporary and therefore not suitable for redevelopment. This proposal consolidates all teaching and training facilities into a new integrated L-shaped building within a remodelled campus as well as providing in-house HUET (Helicopter Underwater Escape Training) facilities and also accommodating the teaching and training requirements of Hampshire Fire & Rescue as part of a shared- facility collaboration.
Subject to planning consent, work on the main construction contract is due to start onsite in January 2020.
We have really enjoyed working with the University and their team at Warsash on this exciting project. It has provided the opportunity to enhance the academic campus and develop an architectural approach and language that accommodates the varied technical requirements of the training facility within this coastal setting. We are looking forward to developing the design further during the next stages of the project.David Gausden, Director of Design Engine