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Teaching Space Projections Project

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A large university with a number of dispersed campuses was experiencing a period of rapid and sustained growth in student enrolments, combined with a major re-structuring of teaching delivery methods. The university needed a detailed analysis of past and present use of teaching space, combined with a projection of teaching space requirements for the following years.

Because detailed enrolment planning for the following years had not yet been completed, Mosaic Space was engaged to perform a linear regression trend analysis of space use, using timetable data from the previous four academic years. These data were supported by producing RUIS room utilisation reports for all of the timetabled years, and comparing the use of space by room type on every campus across the timetabled years. This provided a baseline growth projection.

Working closely with student administration, Mosaic Space then augmented this study by adding broad estimates for enrolment projections to establish a footprint of space requirements for each room type across all campuses in the institution. These results were further refined by an exercise that identified opportunities for implementing collaborative and innovative learning spaces that would enhance the student experience and modernise the estate. Finally, a detailed accommodation schedule was presented that established the required number and size of rooms for each room type on all campuses.

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