University of Worcester, Infrastructure Upgrades

Founded in 1946, the University of Worcester is the only Higher Education institution in Herefordshire and Worcestershire and comprises of three modern campuses. The university employs 1,000 staff and delivers degree programmes to just under 10,000 students each year.

Ranked fourth in the 2017 People & Planet University League of the UK’s greenest universities, the University of Worcester was the first English university to achieve EcoCampus status.

Ridge has supported the university in achieving its sustainability goals, providing a design solution that incorporates a boiler plant and building management system control solution resulting in an overall reduction of gas consumption of 25%.

The Edward Elgar Building is the university’s primary administrative and teaching facility within St John’s Campus and required a full renovation of its heating, water and electrical distribution networks, which hadn’t been updated since the university first opened. The work was essential to maintain current use and allow for proposed future expansion and adaption of the university’s facilities.

The £2.5 million project went through detailed strategic planning stages to ensure all the client’s requirements were captured. The heating, water and electrical networks  had to remain fully operational throughout the project, so all works carried out were adapted to ensure that disruption was minimal.

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£2.5 million

Project value

10,000

Students

1,000

Staff