Anglia Ruskin University: William Harvey Building
This most recent phase of development at Anglia Ruskin University’s Rivermead Campus (masterplanned by Wilkinson Eyre Architects) provides a new faculty building for the School of Health. The five-storey, linear structure follows the curved spine of the masterplan and includes a range of highly flexible general and specialist teaching facilities – including a suite of medical ‘wards’ for vocational training – along with academic and administrative staff workspaces.
The building is arranged programmatically, with teaching spaces on the lower floors and staff accommodation above. It has been designed as a predominantly naturally ventilated building, with the specialist spaces that require supplementary mechanical ventilation and cooling placed in the centre of each floorplate. This efficient use of energy has resulted in an annual energy consumption of 18.9kg CO2/m².
- Completed 2007
- Chelmsford, UK
- Anglia Ruskin University
- £17.5 million