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International Institute for Product Service Innovation (2012)

The IIPSI building is a new four storey research building with double height rear workshop to complete the academic square.
  • 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(PDF Document).

Essential Information

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.
Budget £8.4M
Requested by Warwick Manufacturing Group
Managed by Estates Office
Architects Edward Cullinan Architects
Quantity Surveyors Jacobs
Mechanical Engineers Hoare Lee
Electrical Engineers Hoare Lee
Structural Engineers Jacobs
Main Contractor Willmott Dixon Construction Ltd.
Landscaping Willmott Dixon


Basic Building Cost £2,172/m2
Services Costs £632/m2
External Works £66/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.
Electricity Consumption 49kWh/m2
Fossil Fuel Consumption 36.5kWh/m2
Low Carbon Energy Generation Yes
Water use 9.6m3/person/year
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:

  • Site set up included solid hoarding to separate construction activity from an adjacent area of ecological importance
  • Waterless urinals installed in the site cabins
  • Use of recycled stone and pavoirs
  • All timber has full FSC/PEFC chain of custody certification