Lancaster University Engineering Building, British Higher Education Design, Property

Engineering Building at Lancaster University

English Academic Campus Development design by John McAslan + Partners Architects, UK

16 Jul 2012

Lancaster University Engineering Building

Engineering Building at Lancaster University, north west England, UK

JMP wins new Engineering Building at Lancaster University

16 Jul 2012 – John McAslan + Partners have been appointed by Lancaster University, the leading University in the North-West, to assist in the design and construction of a new home for the University’s Engineering Department. The competition winning scheme will deliver 4,720 sqm of workshop, laboratory and office space in two concrete-framed wings set either side of a continuous, four-storey high atrium ‘street’.

Atrium, Engineering Building, Lancaster University:
Engineering Building Lancaster University design
image from John McAslan + Partners

The building is targeting a BREEAM Outstanding rating (the second such building on the campus), and will consider combining multiple renewable energy sources including solar, wind and biomass provisions as part of a visibly demonstrable sustainable design strategy.

A dramatic metal staircase, dropped into the atrium, provides circulation and breakout spaces linking the two wings together. The route also serves as an architectural promenade providing views into the diverse workshop and laboratory areas of the Engineering Department. The proposal develops LU’s current masterplan, also by John McAslan + Partners. The selective demolition of a redundant sports centre will create an enlarged square in the heart of the campus, further enhancing the wider university environs. Tony Skipper, Managing Director of John Mcaslan + Partners and director of the practice’s Manchester office, said: “This will be our sixth project at Lancaster University.

It is an exciting opportunity for the practice that not only builds on our extensive expertise in the higher education sector, but also on our ongoing relationship with the University, dating back to 2006. We look forward to the challenging task of creating a distinctive new home for the department, which will also provide an innovative, facility on the campus.”

Mark Swindlehurst, Director of Facilities at Lancaster University, said: “Lancaster has a good track record in delivering well designed and sustainable buildings for its staff and students. This new Engineering Building will be a great addition to our campus and we are delighted to be working with John McAslan + Partners who share our vision.”

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Location: Lancaster University, northwest England, UK

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