An innovative student workplace
The brief was developed by working closely with the SoM management team and UCL Estates. It was vital that the learning spaces provided acoustic and technological excellence - at a level equivalent to that of a new-build. This was an academic requirement, and would help attract executives from nearby companies.
The primary teaching spaces are the Lecture Theatre, which has raked seating for 100 students, and the Executive Education Suite, a flat-floor collaborative learning space for up to 85 students. Both possess sophisticated acoustics, audio-visual provision, and remote learning capabilities. They are, for example, Lecturecast and Zoom-enabled, thus allowing students - or other teaching spaces - to join lectures remotely.
Providing learning spaces with excellent acoustic facilities, within an existing office building, presented a particular challenge; attention was therefore paid to services routes and sealing effectively around penetrations.