Further & Higher Education

Middlesex University

A "World Class" art, design and media building.

Hulley & Kirkwood were responsible for the mechanical, electrical and public health design services for the £29m New Art, Design and Media building in Hendon providing an overall floor space of 11,500 square metres.

Described by the Greater London Authority as “world class design”, the centre provides teaching, learning and research facilities for some 1,600 students and 193 members of staff.  Specialist teaching facilities include art and design studios, digital media labs, workshops, photographic studios and darkrooms and TV studios, as well as seminar and teaching rooms, exhibition areas, offices and cafeteria.

An important aspect of the building’s design is the range of sustainable features to reduce energy consumption and thereby reduce the University’s carbon footprint, namely: 

  • Heating - natural gas fired low temperature hot water boiler plant and natural gas fired combined heat and power unit (CHP) producing LTHW and electrical power.
  • Energy efficient air source heat pumps.
  • Ventilation - natural/mixed mode and mechanical ventilation installation.
  • Cooling - comfort cooling/heat pump and chilled water.
  • Hot water - dedicated DHWS calorifiers supplied with primary LTHW from the central generation plant (boilers and CHP unit) with blocks A, B, and C being supplemented by a solar collection system on the sedum roofs.
  • Daylight and occupancy sensors for artificial lighting.

Hulley & Kirkwood undertook the BREEAM Assessment and were delighted when the project was recently awarded a Post Construction BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, with M&E services playing a key role in obtaining this achievement.