Brunel University

Mary Seacole Building

Project:Mary Seacole Building
Location:Brunel University, Uxbridge
Client:Laing O'Rourke

Greenside was appointed by main contractor, Laing O’Rourke, to deliver a new facility, the Mary Seacole building, for Brunel University. Named after the British-Jamaican nurse who set up the ‘British Hotel’ behind the lines during the Crimean war to nurse wounded servicemen the new Mary Seacole building was designed to offer students a range of modern facilities.

Home to students and staff from the College of Health and Life Sciences, the building houses a gym, resource rooms, practice rooms with a range of training aids, specialist laboratories with modern learning equipment, an art room, keep-living suite, observation rooms, facilities for PhD researchers and work rehabilitation rooms.

The building is naturally ventilated, relying on a night purge system that automatically allows windows to open to release heat trapped during the day, which helps to cool the building and its occupants without the use of conventional air conditioning. This system is used in several buildings across the Brunel university campus.

The services we delivered included:

  • Heating
  • BMS controls
  • Lighting and general power
  • Underfloor heating
  • CHP (combined heat and power)