Leicester College, Abbey Park Campus Building

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Leicester College Abbey Park Building

Leicester Educational Development, central England, UK

19 Jan 2009

Abbey Park Campus – Leicester College

Leicester College’s £25 million Abbey Park Building handed over

Leicester College Abbey Park Building Leicester College Building

Design: Bond Bryan

Leicester College’s new city centre Abbey Park Campus has been handed over.

Designed by the further education sector’s leading architecture practice, Sheffield-based Bond Bryan Architects, the new Abbey Park site offers 10,500 sq metres of educational facilities on five storeys, including dance and drama performance spaces, recording studios, a business education facility and laboratories for science, maths, and humanities.

Bond Bryan’s project architect, Adam Jones, says: “By using state-of-the-art thermal modelling software from early concept stages the design team worked with the College to maximise the benefits of thermal mass, orientation, daylighting, night-time cooling and mechanical heat recovery.

“The resultant design minimises operational energy demand and far exceeds the requirements of the current Part L Building Regulations.

“The site will also generate some of its own power: a wind turbine has been installed and is operational.”

The campus boasts one of the highest energy efficiency levels where a significant reduction in carbon emissions has been achieved through a carefully considered environmental control strategy.

Maggie Galliers, principal of Leicester College, says: “This is one of the biggest transformations of Further Education in Leicester for many years. Our Abbey Park Campus will be an entirely brand new building with state-of-the-art facilities fit for learning in the 21st century.”

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