ENGIE delivers £11m eco-friendly teaching space at University of York

By District Energy posted 07-06-2021 11:47

  

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A new teaching and learning centre, known as the Church Lane Building, has been unveiled at the University of York, following a transformation by ENGIE.

Students returning in September will benefit from six new teaching rooms, 80 office spaces and multiple breakout areas, as well as a brand new café.

Sustainability has been central to the project, with the use of ‘green walls’ covered in reindeer moss to improve environmental wellbeing and air quality, while at the same time absorbing acoustic energy to suppress noise.

Other energy-efficient features include LED lighting to showcase the modern interior and keep lighting costs to a minimum.

Sustainable transport options are encouraged with the provision of electric vehicle charging points, while those cycling to campus can leave their bikes in one of many green-roofed cycle shelters aimed at boosting biodiversity by doubling up as a habitat for insects and bees.

Sean Corcoran, regional director at ENGIE, said: “These new state-of-the-art facilities reflect York University’s reputation as one of the best in the country, and will really enhance the students’ learning experience when they return in September.


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