Anglia Ruskin University School of Medicine

The scheme creates a new, purpose-built, 3-storey facility for the Faculty of Medical Science at the heart of Anglia Ruskin University’s Chelmsford campus. It provides state-of-the-art teaching spaces with a strong emphasis on practical learning, including an anatomy laboratory, clinical skills mock wards, a GP training facility and a series of flexible ‘5 in 1’ skills spaces. In addition, the project brings benefits to the wider campus community with a series of informal study spaces, a café with outdoor seating area and a 100-seat auditorium, designed to encourage collaborative and group working.

The building respects the grain and landscape character of the existing campus, picking up on key links and alignments, but has its own identity with a strong massing concept enhanced by contrasting materials.

‘RSSA have been fantastic to work with and we are extremely pleased with the innovative flexible spaces they have created in our new School of Medicine building. From the initial design concept through to the delivery of the building they have been one of the best firms I have worked with. Our new building looks stunning and is providing a high-quality working and learning environment for both staff and students.’

Dr. Ruth Jackson
Pro Vice Chancellor – School of Medicine Development
Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

  • Client:Willmott Dixon/Anglia Ruskin University (SCAPE framework)
  • Location:Rivermead Campus, Chelmsford
  • Status:Completed September 2018
  • Consultants:Gardiner & Theobald (Cost), Roger Parker Associates (M&E), Pure Structures (Structure and Civils), ME Landscape Studio (Landscape), Ingleton Wood (BREEAM), Savills (Planning Consultant), Bureau Veritas (Fire), Sandy Brown Associates (Acoustics), Resource Projects (CDM)
  • Photography:Paul Riddle
  • Awards:Best Educational Building, LABC East Anglia Building Excellence Awards 2019