Faber Maunsell has designed the building services for the Jubilee Campus expansion project at the University of Nottingham.

The first phase of the project, designed by Make Architects, is complete and was unveiled this week.

The development includes three new landmark buildings, including a 60m high public artwork called Aspire – the tallest structure of its kind in the UK - which was also designed by Make.

Aspire, Jubillee Campus
Aspire, Jubillee Campus

The project claims to deliver “exemplary standards of energy efficiency” and all the buildings include high performance facades which reduce heating and cooling loads while internal air quality is maintained using a highly efficient displacement system.

A series of heat pumps extract embodied energy from lakes nearby through a closed loop system, using it to cool the buildings in summer and heat the building in winter. Rain and run-off water is also collected and fed back into the lakes.