ISTEC (Interdisciplinary STEM Teaching and Engagement Centre) is a new facility which contains state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratories and workshops for undergraduate and postgraduate students in Biosciences, Physics, Chemistry, Sports Science and Computing.

 
Location:
Nottingham
Sector:
Education - Higher
Budget:
£11.7m
Client:
Nottingham Trent University
Size:
3,200 m2 GIA
Services:

Architecture

 

Designed with a wide span, along with column free spaces, it optimises future reconfiguration and adaption opportunities, fulfilling the University’s aspirations to enable future expansion and growth. 

The site selection and layout allows for infrastructure and services relating to anticipated adjacent development phases, including a central shared science store facility.

The layout includes a showcase atrium space and shared collaboration space.

 

The scheme is on course to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating as well as an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) A Rating. The design also benefits from inclusion of PassivHaus design principles, where appropriate.