Teaching ‘Commons’ completion – Bath Spa University – Newton Park

Landscape Architects, Ecologists, Environmental Planners and Graphic Designers from Nicholas Pearson Associates have been involved in this significant project over a 5 year period. Our role has involved helping to define the balance between the environmental constraints of the Newton Park Campus in its Historic Landscape in the Green Belt and the need for the University to compete in an increasingly challenging student market.

Bath Spa University describes the new facility as follows;

This world-class development is transforming facilities for our students. As well as state-of-the-art teaching facilities, digital space and a café, the new ‘Commons’ building will include approximately 1,800 square metres of Learning Commons which comprises a range of open-access, technology-enabled study space, social learning space and bookable group working rooms. A superb new digital space will provide the best resources for teaching digital media-related courses in the south-west, equal to anything found at cutting-edge commercial organisations and broadcast companies.

Bath Spa University, Newton Park Masterplan: Phase 1 Academic Development

The visually stunning academic building sits within the existing campus. The development has been designed in consultation with English Heritage and Natural England, which support and endorse the plans. It meets the highest environmental standards and will blend sympathetically into the existing estate to provide a unique blend of modernity and history.

While the University is investing in the future, it is also committed to providing the best possible experience for current students, and the best working conditions for staff.

To read more about the opening event or the construction of the project see below….



Nicholas Pearson Associates continues to support Bath Spa University Estates Office across their various sites to bring forward new developments, to input to planning applications and to monitor site construction activity.

For more information on our work in the Education sector do contact Jamie Farnell.

Jamie Farnell


01225 876990
07793 627434

Jamie works successfully with a wide range of clients and stakeholders to complete projects to the highest standard. Appointed as Director of Nicholas Pearson Associates Ltd in 2019, he is actively involved in a wide range of project and advisory roles, where clients and their teams benefit from the experience and dedicated approach he brings to all his projects.

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