Lindum Peterborough built a new university centre at the College of West Anglia’s existing campus in King’s Lynn.
The two-storey building incorporated 14 digital classrooms, a 120 seat multi-media lecture theatre, social space, IT rooms, a suite of meeting rooms and open plan post-graduate areas.
Its fully glazed atrium housed a reception area as well as space for conferences and exhibitions. A rain screen-clad lecture theatre projected out of its curtain walling and outside, we built a car park and cycle storage for 56 bikes.
Once finished, the 2,000-metre squared building became the first higher education facility within a 40-mile radius of Lynn. This meant local students were able to access HE programmes accredited by Anglia Ruskin University, in a range of areas including business management and science, technical and engineering subjects.
The scheme was delivered through a NEC 3 Option A Design and Build contract. Our early involvement in the project helped us to work as a team to develop the design to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.
Key to this was having a super insulated envelope, using low carbon technology and a complex Building Management System, to monitor and adjust water and heat requirements. The landscaping scheme was designed to improve the natural biodiversity of the area.
The project was brought forward thanks to £6.5m of funding, which was secured by the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership as part of the Government’s Growth Deal.