The Beatrice Shilling Building is the third collaboration between Coventry University and designers. The four-storey facility provides a range of cutting-edge facilities including a specialist rapid prototyping area, laser facility and science and technology labs. Constructed by Speller Metcalfe, the new building is linked to the undergraduate teaching block, ECB1, through a covered bridge on the third floor.
As part of its commitment to reduce its carbon emissions by 20% relative to a baseline period of 2008-9, the University has developed a sustainable building framework which focuses on full lifecycle emissions and costings for new buildings. The Beatrice Shilling Building was the first to be constructed under this framework and this contributed to the specification of over 7000 m Kingspan Kooltherm Pipe Insulation for all domestic, heating and chilled water service pipework across the building whilst 400 m2 Kingspan Therma Duct Insulation was fitted on external ductwork. The complete thermal insulation package was supplied and installed by Cilex Insulations.