University of Sussex
Project title: University of Sussex
Duration: 4 Months
The University of Sussex educates over 10,000 students. The new £10 million Fulton building at the heart of the campus, provides 3,000 square meters of teaching space across three floors, including; Two 160 seat lecture theatres and a mix of 22 seminar rooms in varying sizes.
The building has been designed to minimise impact on the environment, with concrete floors acting as heat sinks and a natural ventilation system comprising of 24 roof-mounted extract terminals with cross talk attenuators to prevent noise transmission between classrooms and boost fans for extreme summer conditions.
Automatic dampers control ventilation rates in the lecture rooms, 100 automatic actuators installed in high-level windows provide fresh air ventilation to the common areas and atrium. Group SCS also provided a large smoke control vent above the atrium to aid smoke clearance – this was not originally specified, but essential due to fire regulations and was easily incorporated into the final design.
Automatic dampers control ventilation rates in the lecture rooms
100 automatic actuators installed in high-level windows provide fresh air ventilation to the common areas and atrium
Large smoke control vent above the atrium to aid smoke clearance
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