The Hub Building
The project comprised of the completion of the second phase of Gateshead College’s Skills Academy for Construction in Team Valley, Gateshead, which includes an extension to the existing training facility, and the construction of the new 3000m2 Hub Building which provides additional teaching and break out space.
Kinetic were appointed by UK Land Estates to develop the performance specification for the mechanical and electrical services installations and monitor the contractor design.
The building includes sustainable features including a solar thermal hot water system, roof mounted windcatchers to provide natural ventilation, sun pipes to increase natural daylighting levels to deep plan spaces, and air source heat pumps.
The Hub Building has been designed to achieve a BREEAM “Very Good” rating, and will be Gateshead College’s centre for sustainable design