06 October 2017
Childs+Sulzmann delivers hi-tech DIET space
Childs+Sulzmann responsible for re-purposing existing laboratories and offices

Engineering undergraduates beginning their 4 year degree studies at the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology on the Dyson technology campus in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, will benefit from the most sophisticated, hi-tech teaching laboratory and lecture theatre spaces.

Childs+Sulzmann Architects were the designers and lead consultants on the scheme, responsible for re-purposing existing laboratories and offices specifically for a new generation of engineers.  The challenge was to co-ordinate all the most sophisticated technical requirements to create an inspirational learning environment.  The project was delivered in just 8 weeks in time for the arrival of students for the new academic year.

Childs+Sulzmann are familiar with the exacting requirements of Dyson having previously delivered a £2.5m conversion of a manufacturing facility to create laboratory space and having worked on other Dyson sites, including listed buildings and conference facilities.

“It’s a privilege to bring our experience of educational environments and creative re-use of space to this cutting edge development in engineering education.  The client’s response to the new facilities could not have been more positive,” Peter Sulzmann, Director, Childs+Sulzmann Architects.

Contractors:  Integral Build
M&E Consultant: MZA
QS: Edmund Shipway