Sunderland Gateway

The Sunderland Gateway designed by Faulkner browns was commissioned by the University of Sunderland so that they could fit all of their student services into one building. This building is the refurbishment of an old concrete structure and budgetary constraints meant that the university couldn’t at the time afford a new building. The building is organised over three floors, the ground floor includes all accessible services such as careers and accommodation and a small café. The second floor is an open plan office for all of the different service teams and the top floor is a mixture of classrooms and meeting space. The building was designed to be versatile due to the varied uses throughout the year; there is a removable wall on the third floor that is taken down at different times in the year when the staff need a large space to work. The ground floor is also very versatile with different services changing around to suit the needs of the students.


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