|London||University College London||£45m||2019|
The BREEAM Outstanding student centre provides state-of-the-art informal study facilities over 10 storeys including four basement levels. The new building is the main focus for student activity on the Bloomsbury campus providing 24 hour access and over 1000 spaces for all learning needs.
The design maximises the use of passive features in conjunction with energy efficient plant and innovative technologies to reduce the consumption of non-renewable resources, whilst providing high standards of performance and comfort for the students. A mixed mode ventilation strategy was adopted, with pipe work coils embedded within the concrete structure, utilising the high thermal mass of the exposed concrete soffits to store and transfer heat/cool to the spaces. These coils are fed by an open loop ground source cooling water system.
building services engineering, lighting, acoustics