Sawyer Building

APU CHELMSFORD

  • Client: Anglia Polytechnic University
  • Project Value: £5m
  • Brief: Offices, laboratories and flexible teaching rooms
  • Sustainability Initiatives: Automatic night ventilation to cool intermediate floors, external shading to curb solar gain, BREEAM rated excellent Offices

The new Faculty of Education is an extension to the Queens Building, also designed by ECD. The four-storey building controls solar gain by external shading louvres. Fabric energy storage is maximised with automatically opening night ventilation to cool the intermediate floors. The accommodation comprises offices, laboratories and teaching rooms, music rooms and a multipurpose hall. The building also features an elliptical staircase looking over the riverside walk.