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Middlesex University has risen 19 places in The Sunday Times University League Table.

bpr have been instrumental in supporting Middlesex University with the redevelopment of the University Campus at Hendon. It shows how high quality built environments can improve the learning experience and attract the best academics. “Middlesex appears to be reaping a dividend from its decade-long process of campus reorganization. Seven campuses spread around north London have become one based in Hendon, providing the university with a clear identity and a greater sense of common purpose.”

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Prior to our involvement, Hendon was a small campus with  a collection of unloved historic structures.  Over the last 15 years we have added a new learning resource centre, a new science block and a new arts block that have significantly increased the size of the campus. The main entrance has been transformed by roofing over and refurbishing the historic quadrangle and creating a spectacular central focal point.

"The university has invested more than £200m bringing about the transformation and attracting 150 new academics. The last phase of the programme saw nursing and the other health subjects move to Hendon, where The Grove, the £80m centre for art, design and media, has won a string of accolades. It includes Sony-designed, equipped and built TV studios and newsroom, and flexible performance and exhibition spaces centred around an atrium."

A multitude of small refurbishment projects have supported each of the major projects, to provide a co-ordinated re-organisation of the facilities. The bpr strategy has also had to be flexible enough to respond an academic plan, that changes every year. Our work continues with a new multi-purpose flexible teaching facility that is due to start next year.