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ProCon Leicestershire Awards 2015

Project Detail

The Barn Amenities Building, The University of Nottingham

Sustainable Development of the Year Award 2015 Finalist

A new £9m amenities building at the University of Nottingham’s Sutton Bonington Campus, The Barn brings together a dining hall, bar, student services and social spaces among other facilities.

The use of traditional brick work techniques creates openings in the walls that provide natural ventilation.

The bricks also temper the heat build up when large numbers of people arrive simultaneously, helping to create a comfortable internal environment as well as improving the energy performance of the building and reducing utility bills.

Project Overview

The project created a dramatic, double-height space and an open, airy environment with lots of natural light.

The Barn achieved a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ and incorporates air- source heat pumps and low energy lighting. At least 80 per cent of occupied spaces of the building are effectively day-lit.

The purpose of The Barn was to unite detached student and staff facilities and to create a warm, welcoming environment that enhances the well-being of staff and students.

By thermally insulating the main thoroughfare, through the centre of the main building, heat was maintained through the rest of the building.

A waste champion was appointed during construction to ensure a zero landfill target was met.

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    Entered by

    Gleeds


    Parties involved

    University of Nottingham
    Willmott Dixon Construction
    MAKE Architects
    BWB Consulting
    Atelier Ten

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    Contract Value

    £9 million

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    Completion Date

    October 2014

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    Scheme Location

    Sutton Bonington
    Leicestershire
    LE12 5RD

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