Image Credits: HNW Architects
Client: University of Brighton
Location: Brighton and Hove, East Sussex
Year Completed: 2010
Contractor: Miller Construction
Architects: Michael Hopkins/HNW Architects
Located on the Falmer Campus, which sits within in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Checkland Building is a state-of-the art flagship building for the University of Brighton.
The building, which was designed to achieve a BREEAM sustainability rating of ‘Very Good’, provides nearly 9,000 m² of teaching spaces, offices, workshops and large lecture theatres.
Designed to be flexible and environmentally-sustainable, the main building wings are constructed from reinforced concrete flat slabs, with a steel framed central atrium area. The building itself is partly constructed into the chalk hillside.
Acting for the contractor as part of their project team, Gyoury Self provided civil and structural engineering designs, detailing and scheduling for the reinforced concrete frame and foundation. This utilised state‐of‐the‐art, finite element analysis software to gain maximum efficiency for the structural elements.