Location Leeds, United Kingdom
Services Civil and structural engineering
Client University of Leeds
Architect Farrell and Clark
+44 (0)191 213 1515
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 4-storey wing, which was designed to minimise carbon and waste. The overall project for refurbishment and new-build achieved a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating.
The new facilities included: purpose built laboratories, flexible teaching rooms, computing suites and a range of formal and informal meeting spaces, designed to facilitate the sharing of ideas.
In the new-build, a reinforced concrete structure was utilised to provide thermal mass and moderate internal temperatures. In the existing building, solar gain and cooling loads were reduced by upgrading the external facades. Other sustainable features included: rainwater harvesting, natural ventilation and the re-use of earthwork material in the new development.
The building was safely constructed in the centre of the university campus. Parts of the building were constructed over an operational service road, which had to remain open throughout all of the works.
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.
Excelsior Academy is a new-build academy, located in the west end of Newcastle upon Tyne. The academy site was previously local authority housing, recently cleared. This project represents one of the largest Academy projects undertaken in the UK to date.
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