Creative Arts Building

Glyndwr University

The Project

The Creative Industries Building at Glyndwr University brings together the skills within its existing Schools of Art, Computer Science, Humanities and Media to create a centre of excellence.

Blending into the landscape

Because the building lies in a highly visible location and in front of a sensitive listed building at the gateway to Wrexham, the design uses its contoured green roof to blend into an adjacent embankment. Its form provides a contrast to the formal appearance of the existing 1950’s main building.

The profile of the exterior enables the creation of interesting internal spaces and view-points remaining open yet privately functional.

Low energy design

The selection of energy sources and materials further creates a building of low energy use and embodiment and includes many environmental sustainable design features.

The Creative Industries Building is a new initiative for the new University, which is reflected in its innovative design.