The University of Bristol is currently ranked one of the top ten universities in the UK and Wylde are proud to have been involved in series of design schemes over the past couple of years.
Our story begins in 2018 when Bristol University approached Wylde to help them redesign several Student Support Centres to improve their student welfare and mental health support provision.
The brief was to design warm and welcoming spaces that were adaptable across the various support centres with distinct branding integrated into overall aesthetic. A place that welcomed students, putting them at ease and providing them with spaces to have a quiet conversation with support staff, somewhere to relax and somewhere to meet with others that would be open 24/7/365.
A design scheme was developed in close collaboration with key university stakeholders, including the Residential Life
Team, and was rolled out across each village hub in the North, East and West centres.
A brand identity was developed in natural and neutral tones of greens and greys which visually link each centre together. We used vibrant photography and imagery that reflected the new “Student Life” brand that was developed to use in printed media.
Following the success of the Student Support Centres in 2018, Bristol University invited us to redesign two study spaces in Goldney Hall and Clifton Hill House within the Halls of residences.
It made sense to use the same set of components to give the spaces the same look and feel, familiarity and flexibility being the key, with the advantage of being able to interchange the furniture from site to site in the future. Both Halls have a series of spaces for individual or group study, kitchenettes and meeting rooms. Goldney Hall also has a flexible café area for social events, yoga, open study or just chilling out.