Willmott Dixon to build Passivhaus-grade Centre for Medicine at the University of Leicester

Willmott Dixon has been officially selected in order to build the University of Leicester’s £42 million Centre for Medicine to Passivhaus standards, a news report in the local business media has revealed.

Covering 12,836 square metres, the new centre is set to be completed in 2015 and will provide teaching rooms, offices, lecture theatres, dry lab research facilities and support spaces to more than 2,350 staff and students.

In order to achieve the Passivhaus standard, the Centre for Medicine has been designed to include features that minimise its energy use, including a subsoil heat exchange system to pre-warm and pre-cool incoming air, heat recovery mechanisms within the ventilation system, and automated exterior window blinds to keep rooms cool in summer, as well as super-insulation, triple glazing and LED lighting throughout.

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