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Creating and maintaining energy-efficient buildings for universities and colleges across the UK.

We carry out the full range of project management, quantity surveying, building surveying and employer’s agent services for higher and further education institutions. Our specialists have been involved in everything from new-build and refurbishment projects through to backlog maintenance, landscaping and public realm works.

Our clients in this sector include universities and colleges across the UK, including the universities of Leeds, Lincoln and Bradford, Askham Bryan College and many others. We are accustomed to working with colleges and universities to achieve strict criteria for energy efficiency and sustainability across their estates. Past education projects include libraries, classrooms and teaching facilities, a specialist vehicle technology workshop, animal management centre, agri-tech building, equine centre and assisted facilities for students with disabilities.

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Animal Management Centre, Askham Bryan College

Project Summary:

Aspect 4 worked closely with the employer to provide accurate cost planning and cost management services on a multi-million-pound project at the York campus of Askham Bryan College. The project involved the design and build of a new state-of-the-art animal management facility with adjoining wildlife and conservation area and associated external works, including car park, bus station and turning point – all designed to harmonise with the rural setting and the college’s existing buildings.

This development was the first phase of the college’s forward development plan, transforming the campus and creating a wealth of new opportunities for young people in the North of England and beyond. The two-storey brick and glazed building houses lecture rooms, student and visitor teaching zones, a computer suite, vet nursing facility and hydrotherapy room. There is also a visitor-grade attraction with aquatics, reptiles and nocturnal animals, as well as a cattery, kennels, grooming parlour and housing for smaller animals, more exotic species and birds of prey. Environmental features were a key part of the design to regulate temperature within the buildings, and included wind catchers for natural ventilation, solar panels and solar shading.

Aspect 4 provided reports on both the construction costs and project holistic costs. The project was delivered to a very high standard and the client has provided excellent feedback on the use of the facility.

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