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34

December 2014

Issue 34

SITE REGISTRATION

Willmott Dixon scheduled to

unveil a new super energy-

efficient facility in August

2015 for the University of

Leicester.

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

departments.

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).