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BPR logs on for £12 million university Internet centre

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BPR Architects has submitted designs for a £12 million learning resources centre packed with Internet technology for planning consent. The block for Middlesex University's Hendon campus will have fixed and laptop 'plug-and-play' workstations on all its five floors. The 800m 2building will have classrooms and a library on top of a hill with good views across the surrounding valley.

Two intersecting rectangles form the heart of the design with an 'internal street' and atrium. The street has a shop at one end, a cafe at the other and rationalizes student flows through the centre, said BPR director Graham Wilson. 'It will form a pivotal part of the 4.5ha campus, which has several piecemeal buildings and needs unifying, ' he said.

'There will be a series of quadrangles either side of the centre and around the other buildings to give it a more collegiate feel.'

Battle McCarthy Environmental Consultants is working with the architect to slash the building's energy use by almost a third. This will involve deep external louvres and passive ventilation, and could mean tapping into an underwater spring for cooling.

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