27 September, 2023
Playing games at Teeside University
Once upon a time, the North of England was known for its coal and steel works - the hub of the Industrial Revolution. Now, as we move into a new era,

How we’re helping Teeside University transform into a games development powerhouse.

Once upon a time, the North of England was known for its coal and steel works – the hub of the Industrial Revolution. Now, as we move into a new era, it’s making its name in a new industry, as a leading innovator in the booming world of gaming, and Teeside University is educating the game makers.

The former polytechnic became a university in 1992 with its main campus in Middlesbrough. They are now in the process of an ambitious programme of investment to 2027, transforming the campus and providing vibrant and modern facilities to enhance the experience of students, staff and partners.

Part of that has included the creation of a London campus, following a similar path to other universities across the UK, which have recognised the value in a satellite location that’s geographically more accessible, particularly for overseas students who gravitate towards the capital but want to access the specialist knowledge of the university. They also want to provide students with the capability for learning from global organisations.

As a result, they have taken a space in Stratford’s Here East, part of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which is now home to a number of state-of-the-art education, technology, research and development institutions.

They approached Maris to design and fit out this London campus, a 25,000 sq ft teaching space and innovation centre, with a view to increasing student uptake and galvanising their position as a gaming specialist.

 

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