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  • 5,000

    sqm in size

  • 19m

    project value

  • 2019


New cutting-edge technical facility for Bournemouth University


  • High quality technical facilities
  • New gateway to the University
  • Targeting BREEAM 'Excellent'

Our team have continued their work with Bournemouth University by building a new specialist teaching facility.

The Poole Gateway Building will provide high-quality technical facilities that support undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as research. It will include facilities for TV (live and post production), audio studios, sound editing labs, media production spaces, green screen with motion capture suite, PC and Mac laboratories and cross-faculty collaboration spaces. These facilities will be predominantly used by the Faculty of Science & Technology and the Faculty of Media & Communication. They will also be used by the Faculty of Management and the wider student body.


Designed to form a new visual gateway to the campus and its parkland, it forms part of a wider £100m programme to expand facilities at the university. The project also assists in the regeneration of the eastern end of the campus and provides additional floor space at Talbot Campus to generate growth in student numbers.

Bournemouth University has an outstanding reputation as being one of the leading academic institutions in the field of computer animation, TV and media production, science and technology and the new building provides the high quality, world class technical facilities needed.

The building will also aim to achieve sustainability rating BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and the University is committed to achieving high levels of carbon reduction on all its new projects.

Jim Andrews, Chief Operating Officer at Bournemouth University, said: “These new facilities will support the University’s success in producing highly employable graduates and world leading research that is recognised across the world.”
Richard Poulter, managing director or Willmott Dixon in the mid southern counties said “We are delighted to be working with Bournemouth University again to help create world-class facilities for future generations.”

This project follows on from our work creating the University’s new eco-friendly Student Centre and Performing Arts Centre.