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Harcourt Hill

Harcourt Hill

Oxford

Value: £3m

Client: Npower

Synopsis

Harcourt Hill are new halls of residence built within the existing campus to create over 300 modern en-suite rooms and studio apartments plus communal social areas. The project consists of two accommodation blocks and a third building which will be the Energy Centre.

Both the accommodation buildings are three storeys. Building 1 consists of 198 en-suite bedrooms, 4 disabled bedrooms and 45 studio apartments. This building also houses the laundry, main reception and ICT suite.

Building 2 consist of 65 en-suite bedrooms, 2 disabled bedrooms and 5 studio apartments.

The Energy Centre is a single storey building within the Courtyard of Building 2.

Best in Class

The lighting to the common areas, circulation spaces and bedrooms utilised LED lighting with automatic lighting controls to corridor and common areas. Each cluster of bedrooms has been fitted with energy meters within the communal lounge/ kitchen to allow residents to monitor the energy usage of their individual clusters.

The heating and domestic services to the buildings are provided via the LTHW plant within the Energy Centre which consists of high efficiency condensing boilers and CHP unit. Thermal stores in the plant room and within each cluster of bedrooms are used to store the heat energy therefore maximizes the run time of the CHP throughout the year

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