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In 2006, recognising the need to update facilities, Nottingham Trent University (NTU) took on the largest and most exciting construction and refurbishment project to date. As part of a two-phase approach, the Newton and Arkwright building plans were put into action to provide a highly utilised learning environment that would enhance the University image, improve student recruitment and fulfil the University’s construction and eco credentials.
On a broader scale it was also recognised that this building should be part of the Nottingham city centre makeup and provide facilities for generations.
Now, as a completed building, with sustainability breathing though the design and utilisation, the transformation acts as a cornerstone and example of what can be achieved when faced with the constraints of listed and iconic buildings with little compromising to the organisation’s main aims and objectives.
1 Green roof - when looking at the costs of the build the life cost of a green roof can be calculated giving a timescale of payback period
2 Listed façade - using internal glazing is a viable way of improving a building insulation whilst maintaining the listed building requirements
3 Unallocated leisure and social space has been designed for informal meetings, lunch breaking and as a general meeting spot proving popular with staff and students.
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