Bristol’s Trinity college launches competition for sustainable campus design

Trinity College in Bristol has launched an architectural competition to find a designer for a new development of 60 student homes built using modern methods of construction.


The theological college is working with the Bristol Housing Festival to launch an open competition, inviting ideas for an MMC-based scheme which is highly sustainable and meets the needs of the college.

The development, on a 10-acre campus site, is designed to form a new student village across the college’s campus and will include large communal spaces.

The college said in a statement its desire to use MMC had been inspired by the Bristol Housing Festival, which launched in 2018, and that it hoped offsite and modular construction methods would deliver increased speed of delivery, better quality control, high sustainability, and the ability to minimise waste and site disruption.

The college said it did not know what type of MMC would be most appropriate for the scheme, but that “the sustainability of communities and the planet is of great importance to Trinity”.

More information is available on the competition here.