The Richmond Building was originally built in 1965 and remains one of the largest purpose-built students’ union buildings in the UK, with a floor area equivalent to nearly four full-size football pitches.
The design of the £30 million project started five years ago. Construction of Phase 1 was completed in March 2013, incorporating a new focal entrance foyer, swimming pool changing village, teaching and administrative spaces to the upper floors and a remodelled public realm.
Phase 2 was completed in December 2014 and boasts 200 new study spaces, with spectacular views across the city, two state-of-the-art theatres, two café bars, several activity rooms, a digital media suite, dance studios, music studios and a refurbished gig venue, The Anson Rooms, with a capacity for over 1,000 people.
Faithful+Gould provided cost management services from the initial business case through to completion of the project. This included overall project cost reporting inclusive of fees, VAT and other direct costs such as client fit-out.