Offices, Industry and Logistics

Maritime Centre of Excellence

Client: Lloyd’s Register

• Town planning
• Urban design
• Environmental planning
• Graphic design

2016: RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence Finalist

“Industries and universities have a vital role to play collaborating together to achieve sustained economic growth. Southampton has long been a centre of excellence for the marine industry so it is a fitting home for this new Institute."

Universities and Science Minister


Lloyd’s Register appointed us to work on the redevelopment of the University of Southampton’s Boldrewood Campus to create a Maritime Centre of Excellence (MCE). Opened in 2015, the MCE is a collaboration between Lloyd’s Register and the university and provides a world class centre for innovation, business and education in maritime engineering, engineering sciences and other relevant maritime disciplines.

The building includes bespoke office accommodation, a Maritime Institute research facility, new university teaching and research accommodation in an attractive campus setting. The MCE is key to the university’s aspiration to remain one of the UK’s leading education and research institutions with an established international reputation. The scheme also contributes to Southampton’s status as an international maritime city. 

Our role included the coordination, preparation and submission of a comprehensive planning application and necessary supporting information, including the management of a dedicated project website. 

Image © University of Southampton