Willmott Dixon received further recognition for its sustainable work after the Centre for Medicine at the University of Leicester scooped a prestigious international award at the S-Lab Awards 2017.
The £42m won in the Sustainable Science Building category at that awards that recognise excellence in laboratory design, management and operation, showcasing the very best scientific facilities from 11 countries in five continents.
It saw off competition from Net-Zero Energy at Bristol Community College, Wellcome Wolfson Institute of Experimental and Swansea University’s ESRI Building.
James Elliment, operations manager at Willmott Dixon, said:
“The Centre for Medicine really is a pioneering project within the higher education sector and one that we are incredibly proud of.”
The Centre for Medicine comprises a number of environmental features including a green wall made up of 75,000 individual plants, CTB blinds that track the sun and automatically close to prevent solar gain, a ground to air heat exchange system and solar PV panels. The eco-friendly building is expected to reduce energy bills by six times compared to a conventional build.
Picking up the accolade for Sustainable Science Building at the S-Labs awards
The School of Medicine