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Client: Silverstone UTC Partnership
Project value: £9m



This new build University Technical College (UTC) at Silverstone race track is a joint enterprise between Tresham College, the University of Northampton and Silverstone.

The general teaching areas adopt Passivhaus principles, with high levels of natural light and exemplary passive cooling. Heating is provided via an air to water air source heat pump.

The internal laboratory spaces are mechanically ventilated with a central peak lopping coil to avoid overheating without the expense or maintenance of full comfort cooling.

Return air from the clean ventilation systems is collected at high level in the large central atrium which also provides break out and forum space for the students.