Dyson School of Engineering is the first new engineering department to be established at Imperial College in two decades. Delivered to BIM level 1, these teaching and research facilities embodied the over-arching principles for the Dyson School’s space; open plan and flexible space wherever possible, whilst preserving key original features. The purpose of the building is to entice a wave of new qualified engineers into the industry. The building services involved connecting into the existing Imperial College district heating system, utilising mechanical heat recovery systems wherever possible to reduce the buildings energy consumption.
LED lighting throughout with presence detectors and lighting control modules were also introduced. Chancellor Rt Hon George Osborne MP welcomed its vision: “It is fantastic to hear about the new partnership between the Dyson Foundation and Imperial College to open the new Dyson School of Design Engineering that will play a key role in training the next generation of design engineers.”