F P Hurley Secures Passivhaus Development SAP3
F P Hurley has secured the contract with Vinci Construction for the University of the West of England’s Student Accommodation 3 Project, known as SAP3, in Bristol. The building, which will be located on the Frenchay Campus, will accommodate 900 bed spaces laid out across three buildings in four, six and eight bed clusters. The three buildings will be built to Passivhaus standards, providing a high level of user comfort whilst using very little energy for heating and cooling. The standout design eliminates the use of fossil fuels by utilising Mitsubishi Air Source Heat Pumps, Heat Recovery Air Handling Unit and Photovoltaics.
F P Hurley’s work with the University of West of England follows the successful handing over of several flagship buildings, including the Engineering Building, the Future Space Enterprise Zone, Students Union and the CHP installation including site wide district heating. F P Hurley also have a successful history of delivering student accommodation projects across the UK in cities which include Bristol, Reading, Norwich, Portsmouth, Cardiff and Swansea.
Robert Pengelly, Director, comments:
“We are proud to be an integral partner to assist in achieving such an ambitious and sustainable scheme that will reflect the industry’s goal to be net zero carbon by 2030. The project commits to a high level of sustainability and innovation with its Passivhaus design and it is exciting for us to be working on a contract that will deliver one of the largest certified buildings in the UK and a first for the university sector. The contract will see us providing a full range of mechanical building services meeting the University’s wider sustainability strategy. We are delighted to be able to continue our established relationships with the team at UWE building on our long and successful history of working together.”