£14.7m development is Shepherd Construction’s third project for the University

Shepherd Construction has completed work on Loughborough University’s £14.7m Design School.

The 7,760 sq m development, designed by Burwell Deakins Architects, includes teaching and lecture spaces, research laboratories, workshops, computer suites, offices and a café.

The building has a concrete frame and exposed concrete walls and floors, suited to workshops which will house heavy machinery.   

The south-facing slopes of the roof are also built from concrete, with saw-tooth angled sections clad in zinc aluminium to match the rest of the façade.

As well as providing good thermal stability, the concrete saw tooth roof allows a high quality of light into the interior without any glare, according to Shepherd Construction.