Basic Site Details

Name: New University of Ulster
Town, district or village: Colreaine
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Country: Eire
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Notes: In 1966, Sir Robert Matthew was commissioned for the design of the New University of Ulster, which also involved the planning of the wider area (Coleraine-Portrush-Portstewart). The university project was taken on by Matthew, while the Coleraine-Portrush-Portstewart Plan was largely drawn up by Percy Johnson-Marshall and his team.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Coleraine University  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1University  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319671977Build/constructionDevelopment plan initially and then construction.
Item 2 of 31967 Foundation stoneFoundation stone laid
Item 3 of 3October 1968 CompletionPhase 1 opened

People

Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 8Christopher Thomas Butler-Cole A1966 Transferred in 1966 from RJMJ London to help Matthew
Item 2 of 8John Deacon RichardsArchitectA1966  
Item 3 of 8Robert Hogg MatthewArchitectA19661975In overall charge
Item 4 of 8Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners (RMJM)Architectural practiceA19661977 
Item 5 of 8Gerard Johannes BakkerArchitectAAfter 1966Before 1977worked for a couple of months on this project at RMJM
Item 6 of 8Dennis Harold AshmeadArchitectAJanuary 19671969As one of the most experienced university specialists in the Edinburgh office, Ashmead was transferred in Jan 1967 to work full time on Coleraine (with Butler-Cole as his deputy). Resigned in 1969.
Item 7 of 8David Smith SturrockArchitectA1969 Project architect
Item 8 of 8John Christopher ('Chris') CarterArchitectA19691977Partner in charge (replaced Dennis Ashmead)

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Coleraine-Portrush-Portstewart Area PlanIn 1966, Sir Robert Matthew was commissioned for the design of the New University of Ulster, which also involved the planning of the wider area (Coleraine-Portrush-Portstewart). The university project was taken on by Matthew, while the Coleraine-Portrush-Portstewart Plan was largely drawn up by Percy Johnson-Marshall and his team.

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p582
Item 2 of 4Glendinning, Miles2008Modern architect: the life and times of Robert Matthew RIBA PublishingCh 10
Item 3 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Gerard BakkerInterview of Gerard Bakker by Kirsten McKee, December 2008   
Item 2 of 2Courtesy of Mr LeeInterview with Vernon Lee, 3 February 2010 Additional information sent 2010