Inside, a series of social spaces including café areas are designed to encourage students to use the building throughout the day.
The interior is light and spacious, with a spectacular glass roof and open atrium at its heart. As well as creating a dynamic social space, the atrium is one of the key passive features in the building, making an important contribution to heating and cooling.
In March 2023, the completion of The Wave was marked with the burial of a time capsule, containing memorabilia from the different departments based in the building, including photographs, research material and newspapers. The plan is to dig up the capsule in 2053!