Value: £7 million
Client: The University of Nottingham
The Institute of Mental Health is a £7m research and knowledge transfer centre, which combines state-of-the-art office accommodation with specialist laboratories, teaching and lecture spaces.
The 2,100m² office building will provide the University, with the help of the Institute of Mental Health, with a facility that is specifically designed for continuing and developing its research into mental health.
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 rainwater harvesting, air source heat pumps, high levels of thermal insulation, solar shading and high specification glazing to reduce heat gains, and energy efficient lighting.
One of the key installations that has minimised the demands for heating and maximised energy from renewable sources is through the use of exported waste heat from the combined heat and power plant in the adjacent Energy Technologies Building.
As a result of the sustainable measures incorporated into the design and carried out during the design and construction processed, the Institute of Mental Health has achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ accreditation for sustainability.