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December 2014

Issue 34


Willmott Dixon scheduled to

unveil a new super energy-

efficient facility in August

2015 for the University of


A state-of- the-art £42m Centre

for Medicine at the University of

Leicester is being constructed by

Willmott Dixon – an Associate

Member of the Considerate

Constructors Scheme.

Willmott Dixon’s ground-breaking

Centre for Medicine will be a

six-storey building which will

provide a new home for the

Case Study: University of

Leicester Centre for Medicine

university’s College of Medicine,

Biological Sciences and Psychology


The ambitious programme will

reach completion in August 2015

and be unveiled as the largest

super-energy efficient Passivhaus

building of its kind in the UK.

The eco-friendly centre will provide

approximately 12,000 squaremetres

of teaching rooms, academic offices,

dry laboratory research facilities

and support spaces capable of

accommodatingmore than 2,350

staff and students.

Outlining the project, a Willmott

Dixon spokesman said:

“This much-needed facility will

replace existing space within the

adjacent 1970s Maurice Shock

Building, enabling the university to

continue to enhance its excellent

reputation for medical teaching

and research. “

The building design has taken into

account a strong sustainability

agenda which seeks to provide

an EPC (Energy Performance

Certificate) A-rated development;

EPCs tell you how energy-efficient a

building is and give it a rating from

A (very efficient) to G (inefficient).