These eight pictures show the full scale and ambition of a new £35 million building set to be built in York.
They show a new five storey Student Centre planned for the University of York.
Plans submitted to City of York Council would see three buildings demolished – the security centre, the IT services building and the environment building – to make way for the new structure.
A footbridge would also be partly demolished.
Co-designed by architectural firms ADP Architecture and O’Donnell + Tuomey, the new building is intended to offer an iconic new arrival point on Campus West.
Planning documents state: “York is quite unique in not having a central student building; yes there are many places across all of our campus sites for students to meet up, work and chat, eat and drink, and engage in activities and societies, but there is no single one-stop shop as is often the focal point of university life.
“The creation of a new Student Centre will be as much an investment in the digital vision as the physical space, and will be a building for all students.
It will include events spaces, collaborative study areas, studios for student radio and TV, as well as a new home for both the university’s student unions and frontline student support services.
There will also be places to eat and drink and a rooftop garden.
Sustainability is a key part of the project. It will be built largely from natural materials and renewable sources, including reconstituted stone with plans for solar panels, rooflights and solar controlled glazing.
If all goes to plan, work will begin in the spring of next year, with the new building opened by 2025.
You can read and comment on the planning application here.