Sheffield Hallam University
‘Heart of the Campus’
Byrom Clark Roberts was commissioned by Sheffield Hallam University to design a building which joined together several large Victorian houses creating a central focus for the Collegiate Crescent Campus. The site is located in the Broomhall Conservation Area.
The building links together five buildings each at a different floor level. The accommodation requirements consisted of a 24-hour manned security desk and office located at the main entrance. A reception desk that is staffed during office hours. A student centre with counselling rooms, an advice centre and seminar rooms. A concourse with seating and computers is located in the centre of the new building with ramped access to the rest of the Campus. A new restaurant with refurbished kitchen flows into the new concourse. The concourse also links the entrance with the Hall of Residence.
Challenges + Opportunities
The building was constructed whilst the surrounding buildings were still in operation with restricted hours for noisy operations. Safe segregation of student and contractor’s personnel was carefully considered with the Project Manager and formed part of the pre-tender Health and Safety requirements.
The building is constructed from a steel frame with a lightweight standing seam roofing with roof glazing bringing natural daylight into the centre of the building. The entrance is constructed of coursed natural stone to meet the Conservation Officer’s requirements.
The project was procured as a Design and Build Contract: Baggaley Construction were the main contractor, with Byrom Clark Roberts Architects and Structural Engineers being novated.
- Project Type : Education
- Project Value : £1.65M
- Project Status : RIBA STAGE 7 - In Use
- BCR services : Architectural and Structural Engineering
- Start / End : 2007 - 2008
- Contractor : Baggaley Construction
- Last Updated : 10th November 2016