Juniper Court, the fourth residence block for Stirling University Campus was handed over to the University on Friday. The building contains 251 en-suite bedrooms, 15 of which are accessible.
A large south facing double-height foyer looks out onto a courtyard which overlooks Airthrey Loch to the Wallace Monument. The timber structure is clad in ivory-coloured Forticrete blockwork, with lower sections of spruce blockwork and Portland stone feature bands at every floor. Integral bat boxes have been included on the building due to a resident population.
The University of Stirlings campus was developed and integrated into the historic parkland of Airthrey Castle from 1967 onwards. The original 1968 Campus Masterplan identified Airthrey Loch as the central defining landscape feature. This masterplan has been followed by Lewis & Hickey to establish a revitalised campus with a series of neighbourhoods located around the loch as the ‘heart’.
Lewis & Hickey were appointed by the University of Stirling in 2011 to design and deliver 788 new student bed spaces over four phases. Juniper Court completes this sequence.