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Goodhart nomination

Univ's Goodhart buildingUniv’s Goodhart Building has been shortlisted for the 2016 AJ Retrofit Awards in the Higher and Further Education category.

The awards, which recognise and celebrate design, engineering and construction excellence that prolongs and improves the life of the built environment are partnered by The Architects’ Journal and will be presented in London on 14 September.

The Goodhart Building’s architects, Freeland Rees Roberts Architects, face competition in the category from projects that include the Fusion Tower, Bristol, the Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull and Richmond Adult Community College. Last year’s category winners were Richard Hopkinson Architects with Platform 5 Architects for Lewisham Southwark College – Phase 1.

First opened in 1962, the Goodhart Building has already housed two generations of students at Univ and constitutes one of the major philanthropic legacies of Arthur Lehman Goodhart, Master of University College from 1951-63. In 2014, a major refurbishment was undertaken to fulfil the more stringent environmental requirements of the 21st Century, and to meet the needs of the next generation of students. This successful renovation has included a range of measures intended to make the Goodhart Building not only more usable and comfortable, but also more energy efficient.

Published: 21 June 2016

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