innovation house, PRESTON


Innovation House is an existing paper mill situated on the boundary of UCLan’s Preston city centre campus. The current site is made up of a collection of buildings, each underused and falling into disrepair.


DAY were invited to develop designs for a high specification block of student accommodation which would replace the facility and act as an extension to the proposals submitted for UCLan’s campus expansion.


The resultant design features an internal landscaped courtyard for use by future residents, a gridded brick façade in reference to the surrounding context and also draws upon the historic machinery of the former mill in the glazed green brick used across its exterior.