Health and Life Sciences Quadrant – Coventry University

Broadway Malyan was appointed by the University of Coventry to provide the architecture, landscaping, interior design, branding and wayfinding for a consolidated Health and Life Sciences quadrant within the central University campus. The project consists of a new landmark Science and Health Building, a major refurbishment of the Richard Crossman Building, a new sustainability centre and improved landscaping linking these buildings.

Prominently located in central Coventry the building provides a strong and contemporary landmark and acts as a signpost to the University’s aspirations and ambition. A simple palette of brick and glass is utilised which is both sympathetic to the existing buildings and confident in its own right. Designed from the inside out, the building was driven by the needs of its users.

The building provides state-of-the-art health and sports simulation spaces and specialist science and research facilities. With close links to various sports research partnerships and local athletes, a running track with specialist GAIT analysis equipment is included in the new building.

As is a fully functioning NHS funded ‘mock’ hospital, the scheme includes a simulation operating theatre, hospital wards and high fidelity suites. On the upper levels, the building contains highly specialised science research laboratories and the country’s first purpose built Superlab, that allows up to 250 students to learn in a single laboratory environment.

The Richard Crossman Building comprises of a re-purposed ground floor, creating a new series of conference rooms and supporting spaces, with hi-technology AV equipment linking the facility to worldwide education institutions. A new open plan staff base houses the student services facilities.

A high quality landscaped courtyard links these buildings creating a new social space for the University.

For a case study on the Science and Health Building, click here


Client: Coventry University
Location: Coventry
Skills: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Branding and Wayfinding
Status: Under construction

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