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Sheppard Robson reveals £30m University of Hertfordshire science building

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Sheppard Robson has completed this new science building at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield

PROJECT DATA • PLANS • SECTION

The 9,000m2 building, which sits at the centre of the university’s campus, has been designed with an orthogonal structure. 

Fins made from expanded aluminium wrap around the five-storey building’s façade and provide solar shading while allowing natural light inside the scheme’s deep floorplates. 

The building features a large atrium with large epxpanses of concrete and a steel cantilevered staircase. 

It also includes a café, laboratories, teaching spaces and an outdoor terrace. 

Tony Poole, partner at Sheppard Robson, said: ‘The building had to do more than provide technically excellent and controlled spaces within a box. We wanted the architectural language to be a beacon for the university’s ambitions, with a finely tuned and bold response that did not comprise on efficiency.’ 

Site plan

Site plan

Site plan

Ground floor plan

Ground floor plan

Ground floor plan

Typical floor plan

Typical floor plan

Typical floor plan

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Project data 

Location Hatfield, UK
Type of project Science, University
Client University of Hertfordshire
Architect Sheppard Robson
Landscape architect The Landscape Partnership
Structural engineer Aecom
M&E consultant Couch Perry Wilkes
Quantity surveyor Turner & Townsend
Project manager Turner & Townsend
Main contractor Bouygues UK
Completion date September 2016
Gross internal floor area 9,000m2
Total cost £30 million

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