Arup has led on the Building Services Design for the Simon Sainsbury Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School.
The building services design complements a strong architectural vision for this new extension, providing a comfortable environment, minimal energy consumption and flexibility. The ventilation strategy for the building uses opening windows for natural ventilation in the summer. An innovative distributed façade ventilation system for heat recovery in winter has also been cleverly designed. This ‘mixed-mode’ ventilation of office spaces avoids the need for air conditioning and also allows for future flexibility of the internal layout. The approach will reduce the in-use energy consumption and has allowed the building to exceed the energy requirements of Part L 2013 by over 25 per cent.
Cambridge Judge Business School was founded over 25 years ago, on the Grade II listed, John Outram redesigned Addenbrooke’s building in the historic centre of Cambridge. Whilst the existing buildings formed an important part of the school’s identity and character, these no longer provided sufficient space, or appropriate facilities, for its current and future needs.