Newly relocated University of Bristol Dental School completes

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The University of Bristol’s new purpose-designed Dental School has been officially opened by Bristol West MP and Shadow Culture Minister, Thangam Debbonaire.

Design practice BDP supported the University of Bristol with a feasibility study to identify a suitable new site for the Dental School and designed the chosen scheme, with contractor, Kier Construction, delivering it.

The £36m Dental School, which was previously based at Bristol Dental Hospital, has now moved to 1 Trinity Quay, a former office building in the heart of Bristol, enabling the university to increase student places by around 25 percent.

Akshay Khera, architecture director at BDP, said: “This significant project for the University of Bristol is now ready to welcome students, providing a state-of-the-art teaching space within an existing building.

“Not only is the sensitive reuse of an existing space beneficial from a sustainability perspective, but it also provides a unique design opportunity as we were able to draw on quirky features of interest whilst injecting a modern and fresh take.

“The redevelopment also introduces a new lease of life and vibrant university function to this prominent building, bringing activity to this important of part of the city centre throughout the day and evening.”