A great advance in research laboratories, social environments and flexible collaboration space
Bond Bryan for the University of Sheffield
Contract value: undisclosed
The Heartspace sits beneath a dramatic undulating glass roof structure. The quadruple-height atrium, inserted between the grade II-listed Mappin Building and the 1885 Central Wing, offers highly-serviced laboratories, offices and a café, as well as providing a collaboration space for students and staff from various engineering departments. A new entrance opens on to a pedestrian route linking a range of campus facilities. Designed according to sustainable design principles including natural ventilation systems, the building provides a great advance in research laboratories, social environments and flexible collaboration space.