Case Study: University of Winchester – City Centre Reception

Project: Creation of new reception

Location: Winchester, United Kingdom

Area: 350,0 sqm

Project Year: 2018/2019

Contractor: E G Silverthern & Darts


As part of the University of Winchester’s developments, the University required an impressive reception for its new City Centre site.

VA Design recently completed the refurbishment of the High Street Physiotherapy Centre for University of Winchester. The refurbishment is part of a series of  improvements the University of Winchester has completed this summer.

The City Centre reception featured natural Maple timber, Corian and lighting effects, and integrated the University brand. The reception was designed around the users, and the desk ergonomically designed for the receptionists utilising it to ensure all requirements were met.

VA are proud to have a continued relationship with UoW, delivering world-class facilities for this forward looking University.

“Veale Associates understood the University’s ambitions from day one, whilst appreciating the constraints on cost and time. They brought a wealth of industry and higher education experience to the project. The concept was to deliver not only first class education facilities from the visual perspective, but studios fully equipped to deliver the key learning objectives whilst achieving the acoustic and technical criteria necessary for studios of this type. We couldn’t have done this without the professional and creative input from Veale’s leading people Eddie, Eloise and Richard. The outcome is visually stunning, well equipped functional facilities that fully meet the project brief delivered to quality, time and cost.”

Professor Joy Carter, Vice Chancellor, University of Winchester