Queen Mary University of London
Pringle Richards Sharratt were appointed in February 2022 as architects and lead designers leading a multi-disciplinary design team for the Queens’ Building Phase 2 project at Queen Mary University of London, one of the UK's leading universities, with 25,000 students representing more than 160 nationalities. Queen’s Building is located on the Mile End Campus; this Grade II listed building was constructed in 1887.
QMUL’s overall objective for this project is to enhance the quality of the environment, optimise existing space and improve the currently outdated student study spaces and offices while maintaining the building’s external heritage characteristics. The project involves the creation of a new enclosed atrium in the Queens’ Building at Queen Mary University of London through the partial demolition of ground floor structures, alterations to basement level and the erection of a new glazed roof over the existing courtyard. New café and seating facilities will be inserted at basement level.
It is also proposed to reconfigure the existing south entrance and internal areas of the foyer and reception so as to provide level access to the building. New internal lifts and staircases to all floors will be created in the new atrium, and smaller adjustments throughout the building will ensure level access across all spaces.
These proposals will help define the Queens’ Building as the contemporary and social heart of the university’s campus, providing a much-needed accessible point of orientation for students, staff and visitors. General internal refurbishments will be carried out subject to Listed Building Consent.