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Weldeck wins Nottingham medical project

Consultant Weldeck has teamed up with architect Benoy to construct £7M building for Institute of Mental Health (IMH) in Nottingham.

The four-storey building on the University of Nottingham’s Jubilee Campus will incorporate a mixture of office and teaching space, bringing all IMH staff groups together.

The building is due for completion in April 2012 and is funded by the University of Nottingham.

Waldeck is responsible for the design and detailing of the structural and civil engineering element of the scheme which includes the steel framework, foundations, drainage and rain-water attenuation systems.

“This will certainly be a visually striking building,” said Weldeck associate director Dan Wright. “The team at Benoy have incorporated glazed terracotta panels into the design to provide continuity with the surrounding architecture.”

“The state-of-the-art facility will incorporate the TermoDeck flooring system which uses the thermal storage capacity of the building’s structural mass to regulate the internal temperatures and will be Breeam (BRE Environmental Assessment Method) Excellent rated.”

The Institute of Mental Health was launched in 2006 to help transform people’s understanding and treatment of mental illness. It is a partnership between Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and the University of Nottingham and is one of the leading mental health institutes in the UK.

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