Receive our newsletter – data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Market Data
January 19, 2012

VolkerFitzpatrick to build a new library for University of East London

VolkerFitzpatrick has secured a second contract, worth £8.9m, from the University of East London to design and build a new library at the campus in Stratford, UK.

VolkerFitzpatrick has secured a second contract, worth £8.9m, from the University of East London to design and build a new library at the campus in Stratford, UK.

The library will have an area of 3,850m2 spread over three floors.

The new facility will be built using high-quality, fair-faced reinforced concrete and the external facade will comprise brickwork with aluminium glazing.

The new library will provide collaborative working and video editing spaces, silent and group study areas, mobile shelving units with book storage for 130,000 volumes, plus a large social hub at ground floor level.

Energy efficiency measures include lighting controls, insulated airtight building fabric, recessed windows, green roof areas, photovoltaic panels and a highly efficient cooling, heating and ventilation system which will help the building reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions.

The library will feature a domed glass skylight at roof level which will form a central atrium acting as a focal point inside the building, as well as allowing natural light to an internal bamboo garden at floor level.

Content from our partners
Privacy glazing: how the latest interactive application is transforming user experience
Solar shading: How to improve wellbeing and productivity in the post-COVID workplace
Sustainable switchable glass: The future’s technology for today’s buildings

Exposed concrete soffits will help the building regulate its internal temperature through its thermal mass. The new facility has been designed to secure a BREEAM Excellent rating.

Related Companies

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Monday. The industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU