The Ruskin School of Art Officially Opens New Arts Faculty

October 23rd, 2015

The Ruskin School of Art Officially Opens New Arts Faculty

CBG are delighted to have been involved in this major project in Oxford.

This new build for Ruskin School of Arts – officially opened on 22 October – has a stunning range of studios, sculpture workshops, photography, multi-media suites, audio-visual systems and performance spaces.

Working with Spratley Studios, Turner & Townsend and Price & Myers, CBG were responsible for providing the energy and ventilation strategy for the new £4M building. The mechanical services design has helped achieve a reduction in CO2 of 32% in comparison with the latest building regulations (Part L 2013). This was achieved through use of innovations such as a ‘fabric first’ approach which, when coupled with low air tightness, has reduced the heating demand whilst also limiting the risk of Summer time over-heating. The building also has solar voltaic panels to help meet the electrical demand.

The whole outcome supports Oxford University’s core sustainability philosophy and environmental targets.

Great building – great outcome which provides a fantastic backdrop for arts students.

To find out more about our approaches to innovative M&E design and sustainable solutions speak to Zahid Ashraf at CBG on 01865 864500

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