Magna Carta Park
Brunel University, Runnymede Campus, Surrey

A major redevelopment of the old Brunel University campus in Runnymede, previously the Royal Indian Engineering College, providing a mix of new private and affordable housing, student accommodation and extra care facilities for the elderly, all within landscaped grounds.

All of the 1980s campus buildings have been demolished with only the original College buildings and the Gymnasium retained and reused.

The private residential development includes 30 new houses and three apartment blocks, designed by Morgan Carn Architects. This part of the development is due to be completed in 2020.

Four new blocks provide three and four-storey student accommodation, known as Hox Park, designed by Studio Partington. The brick-clad buildings have been constructed using self-finished precast concrete walls and floors with prefabricated bathroom pods.

The Grade II listed Victorian gymnasium has been completely refurbished and enlarged with glazed extensions for its use as the Hox Park Clubhouse, designed by 74 Architects. Completed 2018.

We undertook the Flood Risk Assessment and drainage strategy at masterplanning level and subsequently provided the below ground drainage design through to construction. Our Sustainable Drainage Strategy (SuDS) was designed in accordance with Environment Agency and Lead Local Flood Authority requirements. The site-wide SuDS design includes rainwater harvesting, permeable paving, swales and attenuation tanks to reduce surface water discharge from the site to Greenfield run-off rates.

Project Information

Client

The Royalton Group
Moorfield Group

Architect

Morgan Carn Partnership
74 Architects
Studio Partington

Value

Undisclosed

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