LOCATION:Oxford, Central England
BREEAM: Very Good
TYPE OF WORK:New Build
The project involved the construction of new halls of residence and an energy centre on-site at Oxford Brookes University’s Harcourt Hill campus.
Two separate three-story blocks were built containing 318 study bedrooms. The apartment blocks are traditionally-built masonry structures, with a combination of brick, render and cedar cladding. The scheme was designed to achieve a BREEAM Very Good rating, with sedum roofs on both buildings.
The project also included the construction of an energy centre, which provides all hot water, heating and 20% of power requirements via gas boilers and a combined heat and power unit.
The design and build contract also included the realignment of the campus road to ensure minimal disruption to students and users of the campus leisure centre, which was kept open to the public throughout the construction period.