The new Science Facility for Dulwich College is being built over two phases. McLaren has been appointed to both construct the new facility and complete all mechanical, electrical and public health installations.
The flagship scheme is arranged over three floors and constructed of Reinforced Concrete (RC) frame on piled foundations. The facility will then be clad in bespoke pre-cast concrete, terracotta and glazing systems with a glazed roof over the communal spaces. These elements are sensitive to the current college building as well as the nature and the appearance of the surrounding conservation area. High quality exposed concrete provides the internal finish to the communal spaces with a timber screen wrapped around the auditorium.
Sustainability is a key factor in this project so works include two energy boreholes and an open loop ground source cooling system. This provides the building with a long term sustainable energy solution.
Overall, the project will provide new teaching facilities for science and IT skills, including 21 teaching laboratories, five IT suites, communal spaces, a 240 seat auditorium and an exhibition space, housing the James Caird lifeboat.
48,097 sq ft
Dulwich, London SE21