City University, London

The Franklin Building on Goswell Road was a new development to replace the old sports centre and student accommodation block. It’s a mixed-use scheme with a 400-seater sports hall on the ground floor, gyms and studios around it, with accommodation for 850 students above it, as well as teaching rooms. Dornan completed HVAC, mechanical and electrical design and build contracts from Stage D.

  • 850 student rooms across two buildings
  • Sports arena and gym to Sports England specifications
  • 6-storey teaching space and offices
  • 5 plant rooms located on roofs and basement floors
  • 18x 43KW air source heat pumps
  • Combined heat and power unit: 100kWe, 172kWh
  • Full HVAC and electrical install
  • BREEAM ratings of ‘excellent’ and ‘very good’