Sector: Education

Frewen Libary Extension, Portsmouth

Project Description

A new £11m extension and refurbishment of the mechanical and electrical services to the 10,000 sqm library for Portsmouth University completed in 2007

The extension has various noteworthy features; the spacious atrium linking to the older parts of the library, the double height second floor, the sedum roof on the single-storey pooled teaching space and ‘The Street’ – a corridor running right through the building with glass on both sides

The systems provides facilities for an astronomical observatory, recovery ventilation systems, compressed air distribution, air source heat pumps, and a high quality reception space

Designed to achieve a BREEAM rating of Very Good, the building minimises energy use and its environmental impact

£11m refurbishment of the mechanical and electical services to the 10,000 sq m library. Comprising a high mass structure with services provided to suspended floors throughout.
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