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Warwick Business School Phase 3b (2015)

Photo of the WBS extension
This project is a five storey extension to the Warwick Business School (WBS) building, including an undergraduate collaborative-working space, new lecture theatres, a café, a postgraduate space, seminar/teaching rooms and new offices.
  • Makes use of natural lighting and ventilation.
  • Both heating and cooling powered by Warwick's Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant.

Essential Information

Start & Finish dates Summer 2013 - Summer 2015
Funded by University
Budget £23.4M
Requested by Warwick Business School
Managed by Estates Office
Architects Associated Architects
Quantity Surveyors Sweett Group
Mechanical Engineers Couch Perry Wilkes
Electrical Engineers Couch Perry Wilkes
Structural Engineers Robert West
Main Contractor Bowmer and Kirkland
Landscaping Churchman Landscaping


Basic Building Cost £1,963/m2
Services Costs TBC £/m2
External Works TBC £/m2
Gross Floor Area TBC m2
Total Area of Site TBC hectares
Function Areas and Their Size TBC m2
Area of Storage TBC m2
Area of Circulation TBC m2
% of Ground Used by Community TBC %
% of Buildings Used by Community TBC m2
Electricity Consumption TBC KWh/m2
Fossil Fuel Consumption TBC KWh/m2
Low Carbon Energy Generation Intended
Water use TBC m3/person/year
Steps taken to reduce environmental impact
  • Targeting BREEAM Excellent / EPC A rating
  • Mixed mode ventilation, with high efficiency mechanical plant, natural ventilation and night purge
  • Heating and cooling energy provided from tri-generation district CHP
  • Enhanced natural daylight
  • Energy efficient lighting and controls
  • Passive envelope enhancements to U-values, air tightness and solar protection to lower heating and cooling demand