We were appointed by Sheffield Hallam University to support their vision of improving facilities to overcome environmental and operational inefficiencies.
The project involved the redesign and replacement of the external façade of a 55 year old, 8 storey building, providing the building with increased street presence and a full internal refurbishment. We remodelled levels 2, 3, and 4.
The design of the external façade provides an inspirational design solution to an existing building, promoting the vision of the University, whilst the internal refurbishment develops the interior spaces using contemporary design solutions and innovative space planning to meet the aspirations of the University.
The new façade has lower “u” Values, leading to reduced heat losses and lower heating system energy usage. Alongside new, more efficient building services (including heat recovery) and the use of natural ventilation, the university is able to improve energy efficiency by around 30% or better.
Due to its city centre location the site is very restricted - the new façade was designed accordingly and allowed for replacement on a live site whilst staff and students were still in occupation of the building.