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Lincoln College, Oxford – Mitre Halls of Residence Refurbishment
Lincoln College, University of Oxford
Full detailed design of M&E services
Building Physics, Energy modelling
Fire & acoustic engineering, via sub-consultants
Method Consulting was appointed by Lincoln College to this project, which involved a complex internal refurbishment and extension to an existing Halls of Residence within a group of buildings in the centre of the city. The refurbishment included parts of a Grade II* listed coaching inn which dates from the 17th Century.
Method undertook the options appraisal for several potential architectural schemes, including the simplification of complex fire escape route design, the sympathetic design of new centralised gas fired plant to replace electric heating and reduce carbon emission and thermal modelling of the rooms to confirm that a natural ventilation strategy could still achieve comfortable summer conditions.