Inspired learning in a vibrant modern space

Richmond American University decided it was time to move from their old campus. The existing campus had become a challenging space as it was a period property and not designed to be used as a modern University. The furniture was dated and didn't encourage modern ways of learning. So the university wanted to move into a new campus with a modern building that would bring the University up to date. Collaborate worked in partnership with the designers Shaw Studios and the fitout company Ambit to create a space which encourages learning and stimulates students in a new way. The outcome was a bright and modern space that altered the image of what a University looks and feels like.

Richmond American University London

46,300 sqft

Ambit / Shaw Studios


Delivery & Installation


Fabrics & Finishes


Showroom Visits


We worked with Collaborate on our recent University campus relocation project and the service and attention to detail at every stage from tender to installation was second to none, they really understood our brief and budget which wasn’t easy. The end product is vibrant and modern, and our students and staff could not be happier.

Arlene MacManus

Head of Facilities


Working to a tight budget Collaborate searched the market place to find products that would be cost effective yet would still work aesthetically and functionally in the new space. The design team along with the client specified furniture and finishes that brought the space to life and created an environment which looks inspiring and ticked all the clients boxes.


This project proved that with an attention to detail and years of experience of the furniture marketplace a strong and striking look can be created to a budget. Finishes and fabrics are key especially when working with a blank canvas such as this new fitout. The final outcome provided a great working space for the faculty, staff, students and visitors making Richmond American University the place to study now and into the future.

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