Mathematical Sciences Building

New building including multi use teaching spaces and individual study facilities around a central atrium

Mathematical Sciences Building

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The brief

Briggs & Forrester provided mechanical and electrical services for a project at the University of Warwick. Working with main contractor Morgan Sindall, the project is a new six-storey Mathematical Sciences building. Works also included an upgrade of the existing Energy Centre in order to support both the new and existing facilities.

The new building includes multi-use teaching spaces and individual study facilities, featuring a roof-level centralised plantroom. Two central cores runs through the building accommodating ancillary areas, WCs and lifts. A large central atrium area bring a focal point to the design of the building.

In order to facilitate the build, and provide upgraded services to both the new and existing buildings, a number of existing HV/LV, district heating and chilled water diversions are necessary.

Project summary...

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Contract period

51 weeks


Couch Perry Wilkes


Morgan Sindall


Associated Architects

The new building features dedicated mechanical and electrical plantrooms which are fed from the remote Energy Centre. Embedded cooling pipes within the floor slabs, and cast-in services for electrical systems, help to ensure efficient energy use, improved comfort for occupants and a more aesthetic appearance.

Each floor has distributed mechanical and electrical services throughout the raised access floor including small power, lighting, displacement vent and pipework services. Other systems include rising busbars, smoke ventilation, BMS and underfloor heating. A number of these specialist services integrated into the existing site-wide networks.

What we did for this project...

We have a fully integrated design and build capability across the group, including 3D coordination and Building Information Modelling. By developing the design and being fully involved in the early stages of a project, we can provide timely design solutions and verification.

The group provides a range of specialist skills encompassing engineering, design, installation, and maintenance. The combined experience, knowledge and expertise of all five divisions enables the group to develop and implement fully-integrated solutions for some of the most complex and demanding mechanical, electrical and public health engineering installations.

We guarantee a smooth handover transition with the project team remaining the main point of contact, the development of commissioning and training plan and regular visits from our team in the months after practical completion.

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