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Royal Veterinary College

The Royal Vetinary College's Hertfordshire Campus was enhanced with the construction of a RIBA Award winning Student Village.

The Project

In the field of veterinary science there are few institutions with the reputation and heritage to match the Royal Veterinary College (RVC).

Its Student Village provides 191 ensuite bedrooms separated across five separate blocks along with a restaurant and meeting rooms. Hawkins\Brown designed the student accommodation to seamlessly blend with its greenbelt surroundings, using locally sourced red cedar and Bronsgroen bricks.

Location:
Hawkhead, Hertfordshire
Product:
Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board
Architect:
Hawkins\Brown
Additional information:
RIBA Award, RIBA Regional Education Award and BREEAM 'Very Good'

To help minimise heat loss, 6500 m² of premium performance Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board was installed as part of the external wall build-up, contributing to the buildings' high level of energy efficiency. 
 
The RVC Student Village won a RIBA Award and a RIBA East Education Award in 2012 and features several other energy saving measures including grey water recycling and solar water heating. A state of the art Teaching and Research Centre has also been constructed at the Hertfordshire Campus, helping to maintain the RVC’s place as a world leader for veterinary training and research. 

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