Health & Wellbeing Academy

The Client:
University of Huddersfield

Main Contractor:
BAM Construction

The Decorator:
M t Decorators Ltd from Scunthorpe

The Architect:
AHR Architects

The Location:

The first building of the National Health Innovation Campus (NHIC) at University of Huddersfield, a £250m project to create a health innovation hub, is under construction and expected to be finished by next year. The building is part of the larger NHIC plan that will include six buildings and a 240-space multi-storey car park in total

The campus will enable the rapid expansion of courses in nursing, midwifery, health professions, leadership and human sciences in the North.

This project is looking to achieve BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method), first published by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in 1990, is the world’s longest established method of assessing, rating, and certifying the sustainability of buildings.

AHR Architects (Leeds office) worked closely with PPG, to specify a range of sustainable paints including JOHNSTONE’S® Trade Air Pure – a bio-based wall and ceiling paint proven to purify indoor air. Once applied, the revolutionary Air Purifying technology in Johnstone’s Trade Air Pure neutralises up to 70 per cent of formaldehyde from indoor spaces. What’s more, the formula is 45 per cent bio-based and comes in 100 per cent recycled packaging.
To complement Air Pure a range of low-VOC water based solutions were used to give the building long term protection including Johnstone’s Trade Aqua Guard Water Based Satin and Acrylic Durable Matt.

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