Designed by Austin-Smith Lord, the project will be delivered by the university’s in-house construction company, ULCCO, and comprises a refurbishment of parts of the existing Chatham Building, along with a 3,000m2 four-storey extension.
The new extension will be fitted out with a range of accommodation including ‘case pit’ lecture theatres, classrooms, admin areas, computer suites, a marketing lab and a practice trading floor.
The existing building is connected to a combined heat and power district heating system. Steven Hunt & Associates will design the heating for the extension to connect to this. The company will also design all services to connect to the building’s existing building management system (BMS).
ULCCO managing director Alex Beedle said: “Integrating building services for a major new build with an existing building and district heating infrastructure is a challenging brief but Steven Hunt & Associates has the expertise and focus on sustainability to offer an ideal fit for this project.”