Leicester is going through quite a development at the moment on the lead up for them to get the UK Culture City of 2017, within this development Leicester City have taken on two massive projects with Associated Architects. One of these being the hugely ambitious Medical School which ranks as the biggest non-residential build to Passivhaus standards in the UK.
The Project comes out at an expected £30m and will house the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology departments providing 130,000 sq ft of teaching rooms, academic offices, dry lab research facilities, capable of accommodating more than 2,350 staff and students.
The medical school seeks to provide a EPC A rated scheme with Passivhaus levels of air tightness and thermal performance, which seems to be quite an ambitious task for a building of this voluminosity. The building will use a mixture of renewable technologies including ‘PV panels and CHP and there will also be a planted wall and green roof on the side nearest Regent College to increase the ecological contribution.’ state Associated Architects.
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