• Piazza Building, University of York

    Client: University of York
    Value: £25m
    Services: Civil & Structural Engineering; Infrastructure; Drainage

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    A state-of-the-art learning facility for pre-university overseas students. The development consists of a three storey building which is crescent shaped on plan, to wrap around a retained oak tree, located to the south of Langwith College on the University campus.

    The new building will provide facilities for overseas students, including a 350 seat auditorium, flexible learning spaces, a learning resource centre, 350 seat restaurant, administrative facilities for the International Pathway College and space for student societies and activities.

    The superstructure of the main building is steel frame construction with overall lateral stability achieved by a combination of hidden vertical bracing. The floors to the teaching accommodation wings are precast concrete, designed to act compositely with the steel frame.