DELIVERY OF THE LARGEST 
NON-RESIDENTIAL PASSIVHAUS 
BUILDING IN THE UK

university of leicester

A scheme on the behalf of The University of Leicester to deliver a new £30m teaching facility, dedicated to the study of medicine.

Designed on Passivhaus principles, the building also targeted a BREEAM Excellent rating.

Users from the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology have been heavily involved in the design of the building and through our soft landing process are fully engaged in learning how to work in such an innovative building. Many of the myths surrounding Passivhaus buildings have been dispelled and users are now energised and excited about the imminent move.

Dave Vernon, Project Manager, University of Leicester

What we did

  • Provided project management services post RIBA Stage 3+ with the objectives of putting greater structure and governance into the project to see its delivery

  • Appointed a main contractor through to the management of the programme and construction alongside risk and cost accountability

  • Reduced the building’s energy consumption to the absolute minimum.

 

Result

 

 

 

 

  • The ‘Centre for Medicine’ was completed in December 2015 and the 12,880 sq m building is the largest non-residential project built to the ultra-energy efficient Passivhaus standard in the UK

  • The project is also engaging in a ‘soft landings’ approach so that the university can learn from the operation of their building post occupation to ensure that the targeted energy performance is maintained.

 

£42m

construction value

 

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