Bath Spa’s largest building at 8,000 sqm and the hub of the Newton Park campus, the Commons was designed as an innovative new facility. Initial designs by Cube Design were adapted by and-associates and AMA, incorporating changes influenced by our knowledge of the university. The new building represents radical change for the university where staff and students share the same building and facilities. Teaching rooms are interspersed with breakout and group study areas in local hubs. Interactive group learning spaces, individual and quiet study areas, are provided generously on the ground floor alongside a design lab, recording studio, and large flexible conference room facilities.