WhoWithWhat

The Mountbatten Building

Architect

Jestico + Whiles
London & Prague

Building

The Mountbatten Building

Project Description

The Mountbatten Building is a pioneering new Research Centre for Nanotechnology at the University of Southampton. The building consists of new departments for the School for Optoelectronics Research Centre and the School for Electronics and Computer Science, replacing a previous facility that was destroyed by a fire in 2005.

The practice has delivered a high quality scientific research establishment to attract the best international talent and industry funding. The design consists of dynamic forms and volumes that carefully frame the outside views. The main entrance opens into a light and spacious glazed atrium with an attractive feature staircase which connects to a new external square with south facing outdoor space.


The structure is made from reinforced concrete and the façade cladding consists of curtain walling and aluminium cladding that encloses the central utilities block. The windows have a degree of solar protection provided by an opaque printed screen pattern which symbolises the scientific work carried out by both departments.

Project Team

Architect: Jestico + Whiles
M & E engineer: CH2M Hill IDC
Structural Engineer, Planning Supervisor, Environmental Consultant: Gifford
Landscape : Plincke Landscape
Acoustics: Acoustic Design Consultants
QS: Turner & Townsend
Project Manager: Trench Farrow
Land Surveyor: Warner Land Surveys
Lighting: Pinniger & Partners
Fire Engineering: Lawrence Webster Forrest
Planning Consultant: The Luken Beck Partnership
Artist: Jason Bruges Studio
Access Consultant: David Bonnett Associates
Contractor: Bovis Lend Lease

Products

Knauf Drywall Logo

Knauf Drywall
Plasterboard Partitions

Dorma

Entrance Door (Glass)

Pollard Hanson

Internal Doors (Glass)

Allgood

Ironmongery

Altro

Floor Finishes (Resin & Vinyl)

Concept Tiles Ltd

Floor Finishes

Forbo Flooring Systems

Floor Finishes

Interface FLOR

Floor Finishes (Carpet Tiles)

Junckers Ltd

Floor Finishes (Wood)

BEGA

Lighting (External)

Whitecroft Lighting

Internal Lighting

Fagerhult

Lighting (Internal)

Leaderflush Shapland

Internal Doors (Timber)

Doors and Hardware Ltd

External Doors (Steel)

Schuco

Curtain Walling and Windows

Sotech

Rainscreen Cladding

Eurobond

External Cladding (Sandwich Panels)

Saint-Gobain Glass

Glass

Sto Ltd

External Render (Insulated)

Flag Soprema UK Ltd

Roof Membrane

Rockwool

Insulation

Eckelt

Screen Printing

Dorma

Doors (Sliding and Revolving)

Armitage Shanks

Sanitaryware