Cook Brothers Construction won the opportunity to transform a dark, aged building into a contemporary and light-filled award winner.
The upgrade provides an improved connection between the Information Services Building Link, the main common room, food court, and Union lawn. The work included opening up the busy ground floor concourse. An informal study and social space were also created on the mezzanine level.
This projects ran to a very strict programme with the completion date firmly set so it could be used for end of year exams. The University Union was one of seven projects to earn gongs at the 2012 Southern Architecture Awards.