Your chance to go behind the scenes at City, University of London to find out more about their award-winning Lecture Spaces Project.
City’s Strategic Plan 2012 to 2016 details significant investments in academic staff, estate and infrastructure. Placing development of buildings at the Plan’s heart meant a radical reconfiguration of the main Northampton Square campus could be conceived.
The project renovated 3,000 square meters of poorly utilised basement space to create a complex of first-class of lecture spaces and seminar rooms linked to street level by daylight and vertical circulation cores. Over 900 lecture seats were created (15% of capacity at Northampton Square) at a cost of £11.5M.
Carbon reduction and energy efficiency was at the centre of the strategy and the work required the complete revitalisation of old infrastructure. New electrical systems were installed and plant upgraded to provide centralised comfort cooling and remove obsolete and costly individual units. Systems were extended to provide more resilient and efficient environmental control.
The environmental results are impressive with utilities spending reduced by 16.5% (from 2012/13) a 5th place position in the UK's People and Planet University League.
Across the Estates team who lead the project, specialists in project management, energy management, electrical and mechanical engineering, communications, sustainability and a range of support staff worked closely to help deliver these resounding successes. The team was awarded 'Outstanding Estates Team' at the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2016.
Find out more about the project during this one-off site tour and Q&A session with key members of the team including the Estates Director, Architects, Project Manager, Main contractor and Sustainability Manager.