Project Title: Lancaster University Engineering Building

Completed: February 2015

Contract Duration: 11 months

Client: Lancaster University

Main Contractor: Eric Wright Construction

Contract Value: 2.39 million


This project consisted of the design and construction of a new build engineering building facility at the University of Lancaster to replace the existing aging accommodation. In keeping with the spirit of the proposed use of the building as an engineering facility the new build featured polished concrete finishes throughout with exposed building services. Due to the exposed nature of the services throughout the building a high quality of finish was both required and delivered.

Additionally the Engineering building has won two RIBA 2015 awards including the Sustainability Award and Architectural Excellence Award.

Services Undertaken:

  • General Above Ground Drainage
  • Laboratory Above Ground Drainage
  • Domestic Hot and Cold Water Services
  • Laboratory Boosted Hot and Cold Water Services
  • Trace Heating Systems
  • Compressed Air
  • Natural Gas
  • Laboratory Gases (100% Hydrogen, 5% Hydrogen Mix, Argon, Nitrogen)
  • Oxygen Depletion Alarm Systems
  • Leak Detection Systems
  • Hydrogen Regulation, Control and Monitoring Systems
  • Laboratory Vacuum
  • Dry Risers
  • Low Temperature Hot Water Space Heating
  • Hub Room Cooling
  • Laboratory Cooling
  • General Ventilation
  • Laboratory Ventilation
  • Fume Extract Ventilation
  • Solvent Extract Ventilation
  • Toilet Ventilation
  • Fan Assisted Natural Ventilation
  • Actuated Natural Ventilation Louvres
  • Clean Room Ventilation
  • Air Curtains
  • Automatic Controls / BMS
  • Low Voltage Distribution
  • Electrical Metering & Remote Data Collection
  • Containment
  • Small Power
  • Information Technology Services
  • Lighting, Emergency Lighting, External Lighting and Lighting Control
  • Fire Alarms
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Earthing and Bonding
  • Lightning Protection
  • Lift Systems
  • Security and Access Control