The choice of bricks and stone cladding creates a high-quality façade for the building which responds to its location in a sensitive historic civic centre. Hatchcroft was designed to have an iconic modern design which was in keeping with the adjacent Grade II listed buildings.
Specifically design and built with the aim of minimising the environmental impact of the project, Hatchcroft was awarded the first BREEAM Excellent rating in Barnet, representing best practice is sustainable design and construction. The design incorporates a ground source heat pump, solar hot water panels, natural ventilation, nigh time cooling and materials which were recycled throughout the construction process.
BPR worked closely with University stakeholders, local authority, consultants and the contractor to develop the outstanding building for Hendon Campus. Continued dialogue with all parties was essential to achieving the realised final design.