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Penoyre & Prasad unveils Wimbledon College of Arts studio

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Penoyre & Prasad has completed this £1.3million studio building for Wimbledon College of Arts

The zinc-clad building, which sits within a conservation area, extends the college’s existing workshop spaces and features highly adaptable, multi-purpose studios ‘clear of internal structure’.

The 535m² scheme also includes a canopy linking the new scheme with the existing buildings and providing semi-outdoor work space and storage.

Featuring high levels of thermal mass, a timber frame, a sustainable urban drainage (SUDs) system and photovoltaic panels, the project achieved BREEAM Outstanding.

Simon Betts, dean of Wimbledon College of Arts, said: ‘The project has delivered top-of-the-range, professional facilities for our courses.  Staff and students are both enjoying the new working environment which has opened up the possibilities for creating work both indoors and outdoors, providing a cohesive and considered resource centre. We are extremely pleased to have achieved the outstanding BREEAM rating which reflects the work being done at Wimbledon to integrate issues of sustainability into the curriculum.’

Penoyre&Prasad Wimbledon College of Arts

Project data

Location Wimbledon College of Arts, London 
Type of project education
Client University of the Arts London
Architect Penoyre & Prasad
Landscape and planning consultant Alsop Verrill
Structural engineer Webb Yates Engineers
M&E consultant Clearsprings Energy Solutions
Quantity surveyor Chinmans
Planning supervisor GEP Design/Safety Consultants
Main contractor R. Durtnell and Sons
BREEAM assessor Carbon Plan
Funding University of the Arts, London
Tender date March 2013
Start on site date January 2014
Completion date January 2015
Contract duration 52 weeks
Gross internal floor area 535m²
Form of contract and/or procurement JCT Intermediate Contract 2011/Traditional procurement route
Total cost £1.3 million
Final tested air tightness levels <1m3/m2/hr @ 50 Pascals
Environmental target BREEAM Outstanding

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