A central site at the University’s College Lane Campus in south Hatfield has already been cleared for the landmark 165,000 sq ft project.
It is designed as a five-storey steel-frame building compartmentalised into three separate internal blocks divided by a central T-shaped atrium.
The design will be developed by the Morgan Sindall Construction team and its design team of ADP Architecture and Aecom utilising BIM 360.
It will include several innovative elements and will aim for a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.
Morgan Sindall Construction’s innovative Carbon Calculator – Carbonica – will be used on the project to assess and measure project-embodied and operational carbon.
The building has been designed with a view to maximising design for manufacture and assembly principles using a common primary 9m x 9m structural grid across the entire building which facilities a high degree of commonality across elements, reducing the need for ‘special’ panels.
David Rowsell, Northern Home Counties area director at Morgan Sindall Construction, said: “Morgan Sindall Construction has successfully completed 10 projects for the University of Hertfordshire since 2005.