The new building of the faculty of business of the University of Essex was in the short list in two categories for awards Awards 2016, awarded by the famous British appraiser of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Royal Institute of certified appraisers (RICS). RICS was founded in 1868, has more than 100 thousand qualified members in 146 countries and is considered one of the world's most influential organizations for the rating of buildings and structures.
Award the awards are designed to honor the most creative and inspiring approach to construction among British developers. The new building of the faculty of business at the University of Essex Knowledge Gateway on campus in Colchester got into the shortlist in the categories "commercial property" and "innovative design".
Regional winners will be announced may 11 at a special ceremony arranged in the popular concert hall of the The Apex in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
The design of the new building designed by the famous British development company BDP (Building Design Partnership) and aims to highlight the efforts of the faculty of business of University of Essex in the training of future business leaders. The head of the construction project was Morgan Sindall.
In the center of the property is a stunning Conservatory with a domed roof, reminiscent of the famous "Eden project" Botanical pavilion in Cornwall. The garden is the "heart" of the building and creates a unique microclimate. Through the use of energy efficient design and application of low carbon technologies in the functioning of a complex is provided daily, saving more than 1 ton of carbon.
Inside the building there are a number of state of the art design solutions: virtual exchange platform Bloomberg, innovative cockpit for group classes and well-equipped working area for graduate students and researchers.
Faculty of business Essex is in the TOP 25 best business schools in the country according to the level of research: two-thirds of the ongoing scientific works have the status of "world leadership in research" and "internationally recognized". The faculty enrolled approximately 1700 students from more than 130 countries, including 300 graduate students.
The new facility is now the flagship building of the district Knowledge Gateway (Gate of Knowledge) and was built with the goal of becoming a knowledge hub of East Anglia, attracting people from the world of science, technology and the creative sector.
The Parkside Office Village complex, located directly opposite the new building has already become home to 20 companies from the business sector. Now, due to the large demand for it, the project of the construction of additional buildings. Also just received approval for the construction of the innovation Centre worth £ 10 million, which will be 52 companies involved in startups.