This 4,212-m2 building provides a high-quality teaching and study environment for 440 nursing and health students. The accommodation has been arranged on three levels, with a lower-ground-floor plant area and a glazed sensory teaching garden at the heart of the building. The north wing of the building has been designed with future expansion in mind to the east.
A three-storey entrance atrium accommodates reception and a café, and overlooks the entrance plaza. The classrooms at ground floor are of varying size and flexibility. Six raked classrooms are provided, which flank a curved corridor and a single large lecture theatre at the heart of the building.
The nursing clinical skills laboratories are located on the first floor to the south and south-east of the sensory garden. A low-energy facility, naturally ventilated is provided as far as possible, with stack-effect cooling. External walls are clad with white calcium silicate brick, which flank the glazed bays, matching the existing brick-clad campus buildings.