An architects view of the Centre for Medicine project

A leading architectural magazine has run a lengthy feature on the University’s Centre for Medicine project, detailing the array of innovative features that contributed to the building’s title of largest Passivhaus building in the UK.

The article in Architecture Today, written by Steven Pidwell who has previously been involved in a number of projects at the University, describes the thinking behind this landmark building and the design decisions that allowed it to achieve the low energy requirements of the Passivhaus standard. As well as highlighting features such as the triple-glazed windows and mechanical ventilation, it also notes the practicality of the design and layout for users.

You can read the full article online (from page 52).

The Centre for Medicine is the largest investment in medical teaching and applied research by a UK university in the last decade. The University has invested £32 million into the project and has launched the ambitious Centre for Medicine Appeal to raise an additional £10 million to complete the project.  The Centre will help to meet the demand for more capable and caring doctors and house applied research that will be at the forefront of improved patient safety and the fight against chronic disease.

To make a donation to the Centre for Medicine Appeal, or for more information, please visit

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