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College Hall


University of Leicester


Willmott Dixon

M&E Value:

£4 Million

Completion Date:

September 2013

About The Project:

The overall project involved the refurbishment of five existing buildings. These buildings have been converted into a state of the art conferencing facility providing accommodation in 123 bedrooms including executive rooms and suites, 18 meeting, training and seminar rooms, general office areas, and a 168 cover restaurant and bar area.

The external areas have also been landscaped to provide a relaxing atmosphere for guests with a new lighting and CCTV scheme being implemented for their security.

This project has won the following awards:

RIBA East Midlands Building of the Year 2014

RIBA East Midlands Award 2014

RIBA East Midlands Conservation Award 2014

RICS East Midlands Conservation Award 2014

Mechanical Scope:

  • Incoming services
  • Gas services
  • Heating system plant
  • Cold water services
  • Ventilation systems
  • Comfort cooling
  • Provision of Building Management System (BMS)
  • Testing and commissioning

Electrical Scope:

  • LV switchgear
  • Sub-mains distribution
  • General wiring
  • Containment
  • Lighting and emergency lighting
  • Lighting controls
  • General small power
  • Structured cabling
  • Fire alarm system
  • Intruder detection system
  • CCTV system
  • Door access control
  • Disabled refuge alarm
  • Disabled WC alarm
  • Earthing and bonding
  • Lightning protection system
  • Mechanical services wiring
  • Television and audio

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