- Targeted BREEAM "Excellent" and EPC A-rated.
- Makes excellent use of natural ventilation.
- The design allows for expansion at the rear of the building in the future.
IIPSI builds on the International Digital Lab, specialising in digital enabled plastic electronics, digital media and user focused product design. This research and development building is designed to build on the Advantage West Midlands programme, aiming to generate research and technology transfer in the Midlands Region.
Watch a video about IIPSI from the building's architects, Edward Cullinan.
Read about how IIPSI earned its BREEAM Excellent rating.
|Start & Finish dates||June 2011 to September 2012|
|Funded by||This project has been selected under an operational programme co-funded by ERDF, European Regional development Fund. The University is providing match funding for the project.|
|Requested by||Warwick Manufacturing Group|
|Managed by||Estates Office|
|Architects||Edward Cullinan Architects|
|Mechanical Engineers||Hoare Lee|
|Electrical Engineers||Hoare Lee|
|Main Contractor||Willmott Dixon Construction Ltd.|
|Basic Building Cost||£2,172/m2|
|Gross Floor Area||2,317.4/2,410.6m2 (without/with double skin)|
|Total Area of Site||0.42 hectares|
|Function Areas and Their Size||Plastic Electronics - 274.2m2
Technology Hall - 176.5m2
Conference and Meeting rooms - 194.9m2
User Focused Design Environment - 227.5m2
Digital Media Environment - 256.7m2
Observation / Project area / Design studios/ Technology sandpit - 123.5m2
Breakout areas - 86.4m2
|Area of Storage||19.5m2|
|Area of Circulation||121.2m2|
|% of Buildings Used by Community||The first floor area accommodates conference and meeting room facilities which can be used by local SMEs.|
|Fossil Fuel Consumption||36.5kWh/m2|
|Low Carbon Energy Generation||Yes|
|Steps taken to reduce environmental impact||
Willmott Dixon is committed to reducing the environmental impact on every construction site. At the IIPSI project a number of steps were taken including the following: