The former computer centre has undergone a refurbishment project to upgrade and reconfigure the internal layout to combine the four departments of HR under one roof. The building now provides the department with a high quality flexible training facility for staff, students and delegates. The accessible and inclusive design creates a pleasant working environment, maximising both natural light and daylight. It provides a PC drop in facility for staff without permanent offices and embraces modern technology with a flexible working ethic.
A specific feature of the building is its green roof which provides many benefits including a refuge for wildlife and reduction of surface water runoff. This additional material above the membrane also acts as a protective layer to the waterproofing itself. More information is available here.
The building was designed and built to achieve a BREEAM very good environmental building standard.