Sustainability on course at college
North Wales based EvadX will be fabricating, supplying and erecting steelwork for ISG’s £2.4M design and build project with Glyndwr University to build a highly sustainable creative industries teaching facility at its Wrexham campus.
Said to be one of the first buildings of its type in Wales and the North of England, the new two-storey, steel framed teaching block will support the University’s provision of academic courses linked to the creative industries sector, across disciplines such as media, music, events and tourism and theatre production.
Designed to achieve an Excellent BREEAM environmental performance rating the building features a sculpted and sloping sedum roof, photo voltaic cells, rainwater harvesting and re-use and a ground source heat pump system.
Façade treatments include large areas of curtain walling, corium brick cladding and brise soleil to southern elevations, with ISG also carrying out a range of hard and soft landscaping across the site, as well as providing a number of secure bicycle storage areas and car parking spaces.
The project started in mid-February and is scheduled for completion towards the end of 2010.