Project Unity, SCAN
University of Manchester
RPS provided Mechanical and Electrical Engineering services for Project Unity, the merger of the University of Manchester and UMIST to form one of the largest Universities in Europe.
The merger creates circa £400m of construction activity on the campus and RPS were appointed as Mechanical and Electrical Framework Consultants.
The Universities flagship building, SCAN (Student Centre & Nursing) was our first appointment and included a new build, landmark building to house over 330,000ft2 of academic and ancillary functions and an Administration Block, Canteen / Refectory / Kitchens and 300 Student Beds.
We worked closely with the architects to develop a building form that will wherever possible, promote passively engineered solutions to environmental control and occupier comfort in line with the new Universities policy to reduce energy consumption across the Campus.
Key Sustainable Low Carbon Features
Central Atrium return air path
Displacement Ventilation in key areas
Daylight Linked Lighting
Central Energy Centre with Flue Heat Recovery
Very Good Rated BREEAM
Exposed soffit for night time cooling
Good Passive design
District Heating System.