The design of the project contains several initiatives to limit impacts on adjoining sites. These include:

  • providing a building scale on Abercrombie Street that corresponds with those opposite
  • ensuring adjoining properties maintain access to sunlight, and following key heritage principles of the local Darlington area
  • reinterpretation of the existing joinery shop façade within the new development
  • design of student accommodation to acknowledge the rhythm and character of existing Darlington terraced housing.

Find out more about heritage and conservation at the University.