Lancaster University

Post Graduate Statistics Centre, Lancaster University

Lancaster University Postgraduate Statistics Centre

John McAslan & Partners
Copyright: Peter Cook

The fine new Postgraduate Centre was delivered on time and within the constraints of a very limited budget as part of a masterplan for the University campus by the same architects.

The centre provides a light and uplifting learning space for postgraduate students. It also gives the department a ground floor presence within the campus. Environmental performance was a key design driver for the new building, which achieved an Excellent BREEAM rating. The south-facing façade responds to the potential for solar gain; aluminium louvres mitigate solar effects on internal spaces, and glazed solar chimneys make the most of the stack-effect to provide low-energy ventilation. Generous floor to ceiling heights and exposed concrete ceilings enhance the building's performance.


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