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0633 - University of Winchester, St Alphege Building


The St.Alphege Building at the University of Winchester forms part of the wider masterplan for King Alfred’s Campus. The new-build, low-energy building provides ten flexible teaching studios, breakout spaces and eight naturally ventilated classrooms. It is interconnected to the adjacent 1970s St Edburga building which has also been extended upwards.

Key features

  • Fastrack programme of six months from our appointment to start on site
  • Steel frame superstructure on spread footings into chalk, with composite beams spanning up to 15m
  • Floors consist of 12m span precast planks containing cast-in water pipes, which provide cooling to the exposed thermal mass of the concrete soffits within the naturally ventilated classrooms
  • Design of a feature scissor stair in the central atrium 
  • A BREEAM excellent project

Client: University of WinchesterArchitect: Design Engine Architects

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Andy Heyne