Learning Environments 2013: Holgar Hansel

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Learning Environments 2013: Holgar Hansel

  1. 1. King’s College London was founded in 1829 by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington, who fought a duel in defence of his role in the establishment of the College. In 1836 King’s became one of the two founding colleges of the University of London.
  2. 2. • King’s College School of Medicine & Dentistry 1983 • Chelsea and Queen Elizabeth Colleges 1985 • Institute of Psychiatry 1997 • United Medical & Dental Schools of Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals 1998
  3. 3. • Sir Charles Lyell, founded modern geology • Sir Charles Wheatstone, developed electric telegraph • James Clerk Maxwell, Einstein’s predecessor in electromagnetism • Florence Nightingale, pioneered nursing training • Lord Lister, ‘father of modern medicine’
  4. 4. Strand Campus Waterloo Campus St Thomas’ Campus Guy’s Campus Denmark Hill Campus, in South London
  5. 5. including • Professor Edward Appleton (exploration of the ionosphere) • Professor Charles Barkla (X-rays) • Professor Sir James Black (beta blockers and anti-ulcer drugs) • Professor Maurice Wilkins (DNA)
  6. 6. one of world’s top
  7. 7. students • More than 24,500 students from 140 countries • More than 10,000 postgraduates • Nearly 14,500 undergraduates • More than 6,000 staff
  8. 8. million • Annual income £524 million, including • Research income £147 million • Endowment and investment income £5.5 million
  9. 9. redevelopment billion A £1 billion redevelopment programme is transforming King’s estate. Since 1999 over half the College’s activities have been relocated in new and refurbished buildings.
  10. 10. Somerset House – East Wing
  11. 11. Site Context
  12. 12. Site Context
  13. 13. Masterplan Vision
  14. 14. SHEW …no pressure then…
  15. 15. The Brief • an improved estate with new accommodation for the College’s prestigious Law School; • the provision of high quality professional training space within the College for postgraduate students, executive training and CPD courses; • room for growth and expansion; • development of cultural and creative industries; • improved public access and widening participation initiatives.
  16. 16. Consultation
  17. 17. Consultation
  18. 18. Implementation • HEFCE bid: SHEW & Quad  £7.5m • Fundraising target: £20m • SHEW can only provide 60% of previous space • Listed Building restrictions: no new partitions.  Sharing is the only option. • Change Management! • (And allocating more space in the lower floors to student use…)
  19. 19. Planning Principles • Everyone treated the same (no exceptions based on rank or length of tenure) • No perceived grades of spatial quality (e.g. window work places and internal workplaces) • Demonstrate an improvement in accommodation (e.g. staff do not expect to lose both privacy and space) • Maximum collocation of School of Law functions good for community and communication • Encourage more staff to work from and in the School of Law for more of the time
  20. 20. Acceptance.
  21. 21. Implementation
  22. 22. Results.
  23. 23. One year on… • Dickson Poon Gift - £20m – Additional high calibre staff – Additional offices needed (in SHEW!) • Executive Education – Still ramping up – Impact from Dickson Poon gift… • Creative Industries – Dreamthinkspeak et al (Inigo Rooms) • Widening Participation – Additional project: Learning Centre • Yeoh Gift – More changes to come
  24. 24. Meanwhile back at the Quad… • Briefing – Nomad Consultation • International Architectural Competition – Hall McKnight • Estates Strategy Update – “Investing in Strength” – 2,500 students more • Strand Masterplan – Major Development (inc. decant) – Old Laws, Quad, NE Corner, Strand Façade, Surrey Street
  25. 25. Creative Consultation - Nomad
  26. 26. Learning Commons
  27. 27. Hall McKnight Scheme
  28. 28. Estates Strategy Update
  29. 29. Estates Strategy Update
  30. 30. Strand Masterplan 02 East Refurbishment GIA Uplift = 0 m² NIA Uplift = 1000 m² Efficiency = 62% 03 East Surrey St Extension GIA Uplift = 5,000 m² NIA Uplift = 6,500 m² Efficiency = 64% 04 East Surrey St Linked Extension GIA Uplift = 6,500 m² NIA Uplift = 9,000 m² Efficiency = 66% 05 East Kings Extension GIA Uplift = 9,500 m² NIA Uplift = 12,000 m² Efficiency = 68% 06 East Full Redevelopment GIA Uplift = 14,000 m² NIA Uplift = 17,000 m² Efficiency = 70%
  31. 31. Lessons learnt • Do your briefing – thoroughly • Do your analysis – in detail • Know your priorities – all of them • Go out of your way to find your client – and spend time with them • Small things can help – a lot (DECT) • Don’t be blinkered – context counts • Don’t think in the moment – the only constant is change

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