Value: £5.7 million
Client: The University of Nottingham
The Aerospace Technology Centre is research and knowledge transfer centre, which will provide unique facilities and support to application-focused research to enable continuation and development of its world-leading fundamental research.
The 1,800m² office building will provide the University with a facility that has space for large-scale demonstrators and adjacent facilities that will strengthen relationships with industry partners. These facilities include workshops, laboratories, and research, teaching and lecture areas.
Anderson Green was responsible for the BREEAM Assessment of the project, which involved analysing and providing consultancy and advice on the sustainability aspects of the design, construction and occupant use.
Best in Class
The building incorporates various sustainable technologies and passive design features including natural daylighting, high levels of thermal insulation, solar shading and bespoke brise soleil fins to reduce heat gains, and energy efficient lighting.
One of the key features installed to improve the environmental impact of the centre is through the combined use of a ground source heat pump and photovoltaic panels to reduce the reliance on electricity from the national grid.
As a result of the sustainable measures incorporated into the design and carried out during the design and construction processed, the Aerospace Technology Centre has achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ accreditation for sustainability.