Campus scheme for architecture firm

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YORKSHIRE architects are playing a key role in a £2.8m construction project at Durham University.

GSSArchitecture said its scheme will “breathe new life” into the Engineering and Computing Sciences Research Facility.

The second phase of works, set for completion in October, will include additional offices, open-access study spaces and cutting-edge research areas with several high quality computing suites.

Jonathan Hunter, a partner, said: “The building will provide specialised computing laboratories which will improve the learning and working environment for both staff and students.

“This will provide a dynamic, collaborative learning environment which will promote discussion between students and the transfer of new ideas.”

The first phase of the scheme was completed last September; this upgraded two research offices and an undergraduate laboratory.

GSSArchitecture was founded in 1879, making it one of the UK’s oldest architecture practices.

It has offices in Harrogate, Northampton and Bristol and is headquartered in Kettering.