Bath Spa University's Locksbrook Campus

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Bath Spa University's Locksbrook Campus

In 1977, architect Nicholas Grimshaw completed the remarkable Action Factory for the esteemed furniture company Herman Miller, known for pioneering furniture design and open plan offices. Over the course of the 20th century, the campus experienced various transformations, serving as a car dealership and storage facility at different points in time. However, in the early 2000s, Bath Spa University recognized the site’s immense potential and decided to acquire it for educational purposes.

Through dedicated renovation efforts, the university sought to preserve the historical charm of the site while reimagining it as a modern educational hub. The goal was to create innovative learning environments that fostered creativity across disciplines, providing students with exceptional opportunities for growth and exploration. As a result, the Locksbrook Campus now stands as a magnificent testament to Bath Spa University’s unwavering commitment to harmoniously blend heritage with contemporary education. It has successfully transformed into a space that embodies the perfect union of the past and the future, where students can thrive and realize their full potential.