Location Durham, UK
Services Building services, civil and structural engineering and planning
Sector Education, Infrastructure
Client Durham University
Architect Howarth Litchfield Partnership
Imagery © Craig Auckland/Fotohaus
This project was carried out on a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where most of the buildings are listed and where new archaeological discoveries can be anticipated. Cundall undertook a feasibility study to determine the best way of establishing a new boiler plant to serve the buildings around The Palace Green.
The installation work was phased over three summers to minimise disruption to the students and staff of the university. The design works included:
Overall, the project has been a huge success, providing efficient heating / hot water systems, yet leaving no sign of works on this world heritage site.
The Baddiley-Clark Building, a new building for Newcastle University's Faculty of Medical Sciences, which brings together a critical mass of world-leading bacterial cell biologists and provides them with state-of-the-art facilities in which to push the boundaries of research and knowledge.
The Earth and Environment School was designed to meet the departments need for world class teaching and research. The project involved the complete refurbishment of the existing building and the addition of a four-storey wing which was designed to minimise carbon and waste.
Cundall's engineering consultancy services cover the entire life cycle of any building project. Clients find our ‘total solutions’ approach saves them time, money and effort.
We will add value to your project by opening our minds, exchanging ideas and thinking creatively.
Our people sit at the very heart of what we do at Cundall. Our mission is to provide great opportunities for great people, create fantastic built environments and leave a positive legacy for our communities.
It is the knowledge and expertise of our people which helps us to do this; our commitment to recruiting and nurturing great talent is what has made us successful for the last 40 years and it remains critical to our future plans.
At Cundall, we place special importance on our early careers professionals (graduates, apprentices, interns and more), understanding that they are the future of our business and the key to our long-term, sustainable growth.
Cundall's expertise extends to all major markets, so we have a deep understanding of the specific issues, constraints and opportunities facing our clients' market sectors.
Our team of creative engineers draw on our accumulated knowledge to devise the best possible solutions for your project in a fully integrated and cost-effective way.
Established in the UK 40 years ago, Cundall has developed into an international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe.