Lancaster University Campus Building, Project, John McAslan + Partners Design, Property

Charles Carter Building Lancaster University

Lancaster University Campus Development, England, UK – design by John McAslan + Partners

19 Apr 2011

Charles Carter Building Lancaster University

Royal opening for McAslan’s Charles Carter Building

John McAslan + Partners’ (JMP) bold new addition to Lancaster University Campus has been opened by HRH Princess Alexandra, in a ceremony that also involved the university’s Chancellor Sir Christian Bonington.

Charles Carter Building exterior:
Charles Carter Building Lancaster University UK
photograph : Hufton + Crow

The 4,000 sqm Charles Carter building will provide versatile learning and teaching environments within a sustainable, four-storey structure that reflects the university’s modernist heritage. The design will create a new destination within the current JMP-designed masterplan, forming a range of adaptable spaces for the university’s Management School as well as communal working environments for all departments.

Atrium view:
Charles Carter Building Lancaster University interior
photo : Hufton + Crow

The Charles Carter building, which connects to the central spine of the campus, is the fifth project completed by JMP for the university. It has been designed to create a robust and light-filled building for the university’s 6* Management School. At the heart of the structure is a large full-height atrium space, which brings natural light into the core of the building through a glazed roof light and provides clear visual connections between departments.

The building’s exterior has a strong, formal presence. As in the interior, the facades incorporate a select number of high-quality materials. A monochromatic palette of black brick, glass and aluminium creates simple rhythms in the façade, adding a distinct clarity to the building and emphasising its pragmatic structure and programming.

Lancaster University Campus Development design by John McAslan + Partners Charles Carter Building Lancaster design by John McAslan + Partners Charles Carter Building Lancaster
photos : Hufton + Crow

The new building, named after the university’s founding Vice Chancellor, is one of a series of projects undertaken by JMP for Lancaster University, which also includes the “Learning Zone” and Postgraduate Statistics Centre.

Aidan Potter, Director at JMP, said: “The original masterplan at Lancaster, created a subtle and well-scaled campus. In many regards our work has been to reveal and clarify this framework and re-animate the campus.”

Mark Swindlehurst, Director of Facilities at Lancaster University, said: “JMP’s design for the Charles Carter building has demonstrated their ability to produce a first class educational building at low cost, bringing something new and distinct to the campus.”

Photographs : Hufton + Crow

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John McAslan + Partners

Location: Lancaster University, North West England, UK

Lancaster University Buildings

Lancaster University buildings on e-architect:

Lancaster University Management School Redevelopment
Engineering Building Lancaster University
image courtesy of architects
Lancaster University Management School Building

Another Lancaster University building by John McAslan + Partners on e-architect:

Engineering Building at Lancaster University
Engineering Building Lancaster University
image from John McAslan + Partners
Engineering Building at Lancaster University

English Architect

Another Lancaster University building:

Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts
Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts: LICA Building
image from architects
Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts
Located on Lancaster University’s Parkland Campus, the 300m² LICA will provide a northern anchor and gateway for the campus’ new student focused public space.

Lancashire Buildings – Selection:

Brockholes Wetland and Woodland Nature Reserve Visitor Facilities, nr Preston
Adam Khan Architects
Lancashire nature reserve

Festival House, Blackpool
dRMM Architects
Festival House Blackpool

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