Hiatt Baker Hall, University of Bristol
This £24m extension to the existing Hiatt Baker Halls on the Stoke Bishop Campus consists of 323 study bedrooms together with refurbishment of some existing reception and social spaces. The new bedrooms are all self catering and arranged in cluster flats of 10 en-suite bedrooms with kitchen and social rooms and 12 bedrooms with shared bathrooms in a townhouse format.
The site is challenging, having a 13m fall and set within a mature landscape in a conservation area. A new road with a public bus hub bisects the site and is designed to cope with over 2,000 students at peak time. The buildings have been designed using the latest off-site manufacture techniques to minimise disruption to the existing halls during construction.
In addition a new accommodation for the senior warden will be built to level five of the Code for Sustainable Homes. The off site manufacture of the halls means that the buildings are targeted at a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ classification.