Ridge & Partners nominated the University of Winchester as they continue to be impressed by their willingness to go ‘above and beyond’ in the way they treat their students, staff, suppliers, external stakeholders, neighbours, wider community groups and procurement partners.
Ridge has worked with the University over a number of years and the estate has undergone a significant amount of construction to improve and expand its built assets. A new flagship faculty building is currently in detailed design and the University has taken on the project management role itself to ensure the smooth running and integration of the scheme with their aspirations. The client has demonstrated clear leadership in the way that it has managed design and construction and benefited from early contractor involvement through using the IESE framework. With high corporate goals, the University has embraced ‘whole life costing’ to determine value for money and successfully adopted sustainable methods of building and running its estate.
The University is a value driven institution determined to contribute to achieving a sustainable future. Success is evidenced in the academic achievement and satisfaction of its students, the University’s rise in the league tables and its standing in the community.