The Wates house refurbishment project
Wates House has been home to The Bartlett school of
Architecture and The Bartlett School of Planning since 1975. The building was
originally designed to accommodate a faculty of 90 staff and 380 students.
Since then The Bartlett has grown
considerably and currently supports over 400 staff and 2,100 students. The Bartlett School of Architecture
alone has over 930 staff and students. The original building simply can't cater for the growth The Bartlett is experiencing.
So, UCL Estates and The Bartlett are undertaking a refurbishment and extension of Wates House to ensure that we continue to provide excellence in teaching and research. Hawkins\Brown were appointed as architects for the project and are working in close consultation with the Faculty.
Detailed designs of the building will be available once the planning application has been made. To give you a flavour of what's to come, the refurbished building will have the following features:
- Additional floors
- An expansion to the south side of the building
- Brand new studios
- New social and cafe areas
- A contemporary, dedicated exhibition space
- Expanded workshops
To get an idea of what the new building might look like, please see the slideshow below.
How will you be affected?
To find out how you'll be affected and who to contact if you have a query, just click on the section of The Bartlett you're interested in below.