THE ALEX BUILDING



New Build
£15m
First in the UK
Surf Bristol Ltd

Construction of a 200m inland Surf Lake using ground-breaking Wavegarden cove technology – the first of its kind in the UK. This exciting facility will generate up to 1,000 quality waves per hours, ranging from 50cm (1.7ft) to almost 2m (6.5ft) in height.

The new build also includes an education centre for schools and colleges, a café and bar, a surf shop. There’s also external works for landscaped gardens and car parks

client - university of wales trinity saint david

value - £9.9m

duration - 61 weeks

breeam excellent

New Build & Renovation of Grade II Building

Architect - Powell Dobson

Engineer - CB3

Surveyor - Gleeds

The new building houses the; School of Architectural Class, School of Industrial Design, Foundation Art and Design and the Institute of Sustainable Design.

The ‘iconic’ double-skin façade minimises heat gain, regulates glare and provides fresh air intake into the design studios, exhibition spaces. It offers acoustic protection from the urban environment.

A sedum roof covers the new extension and PV arrays are installed on the pitched roof of the original building.

Low carbon technologies include; low energy led lighting, grey water harvesting and water savings sanitary ware

Form of Contract - NEC3

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