About the project

The University of Winchester appointed Studio Four Architects to carry out a feasibility study for enclosing an existing courtyard to create a new Senior Common Room.

The space needed to be flexible, for possible alternative uses, and spectacular, to create a prominent feature at the centre of the original 19C buildings.

Various design proposals were presented to the University and a 2-storey lightweight structure, supporting a flat roof with unusual “prism” rooflights for daylight and ventilation, was selected.

The Atrium has full-height glazing looking out into a re-landscaped courtyard. The unique light “spikes” in the roof reach up to catch low sunlight and transfer it to tapered prisms in the ceiling. At night, the process is reversed and LED lights illuminate the prisms and spikes with colour-changing light from within. In addition, the gap between spike and prism allows stale air in the room to be vented automatically.

Other projects…

Portland Building, University of Portsmouth

This project was commissioned as part of the Southern Universities Affinity Group framework.

University of Winchester, Library Reading Rooms

The University required an additional six Reading Rooms for the existing Library. Studio Four undertook a Feasibility Study and investigated various options and locations.

Winchester School of Art – Photo Media Suite

Studio four carried out extensive refurbishment works to the Photo Media Suite at the Winchester School of Art during the summer holiday period.

Barton Peveril College

A Design & Build contract with Dean & Dyball, Studio Four developed the design and production drawing package during the construction phase.

Lakeside School

Lakeside is one of only a few schools in Hampshire to provides education for EBD pupils, and is the only school to provide residential boarding accommodation as well.

Lifelab, Southampton General

Currently, under construction, Studio Four were appointed to design a new research and education building for school students at Southampton General Hospital.

Winchester School of Art Lecture Rooms

The University of Southampton commissioned Studio Four Architects to develop proposals to convert a former seminar room on the west side of Winchester School of Art

Southampton Solent University – Business School

Over the last 3 years Studio Four have been working with Southampton Solent University and Brymor Construction

Stem centre, bournemouth & poole college

Studio Four were appointed to redesign the external elements of an existing building on campus.

DOHaD Building, University of Southampton

This Hospital Campus project follows on from the success of the Somer Cancer Sciences Building.

The Gallery

Romsey

Tollgate Estates
Stanbridge Earls
Romsey
Hampshire
SO51 0HE

01794 511 255

Winchester

Sherwood House
8 Upper High Street
Winchester
Hampshire
SO23 8UT

01962 820 255

Southampton

1-3 Lyon Street,
Southampton
Hampshire
SO14 0LD

023 8022 8923