Client

University of Huddersfield

Sector

Service

Overview

Tolent has fostered a long standing professional relationship with University of Huddersfield having completed over £11m worth of works to the facility over the last 15 years.

One of our projects on University of Huddersfield comprised the design and build of a four storey building which houses specialist facilities for degree courses such as digital journalism, performing arts, architectural technology and interior design, multimedia design, construction and digital arts practice.

The building incorporated performance rooms, lecture facilities in addition to teaching and office accommodation and changing rooms.

Acoustic screening was a major requirement of the works and Tolent worked closely with the relevant specialists to ensure the correct levels were met.

The building achieved a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’. Where possible the reuse of materials took place including the use of recycled stone for the sub-structure of the building. Rainwater harvesting and air source heat pumps were utilised to help achieve the 10% renewable energy target set.

In addition to the new build project, Tolent has completed several refurbishment projects for the University of Huddersfield.

The scope of our refurbishment works have included internal and external refurbishments of various departments and buildings on the campus, including the Technology Building, the whole of the Harold Wilson Reception building, the University Library and the Estates and Facilities Department.

The Estates and Facilities Department projects consisted of converting the existing Music Building on the Queensgate Campus to house the Estates and Facilities Department. The multi-storey building was extensively refurbished both internally and externally to the great satisfaction of the client.

Internally the building incorporated office space for the Estates and Facilities Department, the Health and Resource Department and accommodated additional teaching space and a state-of-the art lecture theatre. Although the project was undertaken under a traditional form of contract, Tolent helped with the mechanical and electrical design to provide cost saving solutions for the client.

The media building achieved a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’. Where possible the reuse of materials took place including the use of recycled stone for the sub-structure of the building. Rainwater harvesting and air source heat pumps were utilised to help achieve the 10% renewable energy target set.

Location

Huddersfield

Value

£11.2m

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