Oastler Building, Huddersfield University
The £27.5m Oastler Building is Huddersfield’s latest landmark structure
The new home for Huddersfield’s Law School and the School of Music, Humanities and Media is a tribute to Richard Oastler, the 19th century reformer who campaigned to curb child labour and improve conditions for all workers in the new factories of the Industrial Revolution.
The six-storey building, occupying a prominent site on the Shorehead side of the campus, had its topping out ceremony in May – since when the impressive structure has began to take shape with a forest of scaffolding, the erection of its steel skeleton and the start of the installation of hundreds of glass panels.
The BMS system supplied and installed JBC controls systems ltd is responsible for the efficient control of both the primary plant and the buildings internal spaces. Information gained from temperature and carbon dioxide sensors are used to control the ventilation in each of the individual teaching spaces and theatres.
Information is then presented to the universities estates department using full integrated schematics via a central supervisor PC.