Faculty of Business & Law, DeMontfort University

Awards Won: ProCon Leicester: Large Scheme Winner

Faculty of Business & Law, DeMontfort University

Key Facts

Year Completed

2010

Architect

CPMG

Value

£35m

Floorplate Size

16000 sq. ft

Client

DeMontfort University

Build Type

New Build

Breeam Rating

Excellent

This 100,000 sq.ft. new-build faculty brought together two University Schools, eight departments, 250 staff and 5,000 students into one landmark building at one of the most prominent positions in Leicester City.

The Faculty of Business and Law includes large lecture theatres, classrooms, meeting rooms, academic offices, a 'mock' court room, library and IT facilities. An impressive atrium and winter gardens allow air and natural light into the building.

The £22 million scheme incorporated sustainable principles in the architecture, structure, heating, lighting and ventilation. The BWB designed main building structure is exposed to exploit its thermal mass in the heating and cooling process.

Client Reference

"The new facility is fantastic, meets the client's expectations and forms a landmark gateway to the campus from the city centre. The fact that there has been very little change from the initial design stages shows how well the team worked together in getting the client's requirements right from the outset."

BWB Key Contacts

Mark Jones
Mark Jones
Service Director - Building Structures
Faculty of Business & Law, DeMontfort University

Faculty of Business & Law, DeMontfort University

Faculty of Business & Law, DeMontfort University