Projects

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Project:

Wolverhampton WMCUTC, Springfield campus

Construction value:

£9,800,000

Design team:

Client: 

Thomas Vale Construction

Architect: 

Associated Architects

Main Contractor: 

Thomas Vale Construction

M&E Design Consultant: 

Building Services Design

Redevelopment of Springfield Brewery site

Background

Springfield Campus was originally a 12 acre, Grade II listed site that had been abandoned for 20 years.  To increase the education infrastructure within the region, alongside Wolverhampton’s regeneration strategy, plans for a proposed super campus were put in place.

The University of Wolverhampton’s vision was to redevelop the former brownfield site into a state of the art construction skills campus that would benefit up to 600 pupils aged 14 to 19 years of age.

Challenge

The building design required that the existing Grade II listed structure would be retained with a new build extension.

The challenge was to ensure that the entire building, Mechanical and Electrical design, met the EFA guidelines with respects to daylighting and TM52 ventilation which had to be sympathetic with the Grade II listed features of the existing building.

Solution

Carefully selected lighting would create comfortable, effective teaching and learning conditions, but with additional emphasis on achieving environmental objectives.

IES-VE thermal modelling software was used to assess the user comfort and energy performance to meet TM52 adaptive comfort criteria. This also included EFA Climate Based Daylight Modelling (CBDM) and Part L energy efficiency regulations.

The project was designed using BIM Revit MEP.

Outcome

Springfield campus will prepare students for professional and technical careers in construction.  Facilities include display and Demonstration areas, an atrium style space to showcase students abilities, teaching rooms, labs, construction workshop areas, Offices and a Cyber Cafe.