The estate will be complementary to the other uses on the Norwich Research Park where the overarching ideals are sustainability, access, International quality design,  Maintaining the exemplar of architecture and landscape at UEA throughout the Norwich Research Park.

The site at Colney Hall occupies approximately 29 hectares. The Hall itself is a Grade II listed building set within the remnant of a historic landscape. The character of the buildings will vary in order to reflect the different character zones within the site. Around the historic core of the Hall and Walled Garden in the “upper site” a more formal character will be proposed.