Charles Carter Building
The 4,000sq m building, named after the founding Vice-Chancellor, provides additional academic facilities for Lancaster University Management School. It is built in the same architectural style as the new Grizedale College development, with angular grassed and seating areas on George Fox Square. The ground floor of the building includes an open plan glazed atrium, an executive meeting room and lecture theatre while the upper floors include open plan PhD work areas, a large meeting room and academic offices.
It has been built to the highest environmental standards by Galliford Try, achieving a BREEAM Excellent rating. The architects, John McAslan and Partners, have integrated energy-reducing features into the design wherever possible. The south elevation is designed to shade the building while the concrete roof protects the top floor from heating up in the sun. Recycling facilities are located throughout the building, and reduction of car use will also be promoted as the landscaping includes secure, covered bicycle spaces. A staff shower facility is provided on each floor.