Campus Centre, De Montfort University

Leicester, Leicestershire

The impressive refurbishment of the Student Union Facility at De Montfort University, delivered in a truly collaborative manner

Following the successful completion of ‘The Venue@DMU’, a £3.7m refurbishment project for the University, Stepnell were appointed to deliver the prestigious refurbishment of the Student Union Facility at De Montfort University.

The project comprised the two-storey refurbishment of the DSU Campus Centre building, and included the early handover of the third party DSU shopping facility, where we worked collaboratively with them to deliver this in line with other live areas of the building which were occupied as catering and teaching facilities.

  • Client:

    De Montfort University

  • Architect:

    CPMG Architects Ltd

  • Programme:

    25 weeks

Furthermore, the project consisted of an extensive demolition of the existing ground and first floor rooms, incorporating new larger open plan areas to maximise natural daylight by way of introducing new curtain walling in lieu of blockwork walling. Further to this a new void was formed into the first floor slab to create a new feature staircase linking the ground and first floor areas from the front of the building.

The newly refurbished 2,300m2 area also incorporates new open plan offices. Further areas of the building accommodate new catering facilities and a dining area, as well as informal open study areas for students. There is also a new goods lift installation to link the exchange of goods between the ground and first floor refurbished nightclub which now serves as the new De Montfort University “Venue” Student Nightclub area.

“The project has been a tremendous success, not only from a delivery and quality of finish point of view, but how collaboratively all the key stakeholders, University Estates Team, Students Union and Catering provider, worked with the main contractor and the novated design team. The project was delivered on time, to the right quality and within budget.”

Umesh Desai, Deputy Director of Estates, De Montfort University

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