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Dyson BuildingDurham consulting engineering firm Avoca Consulting Engineers is delighted to be part of the design team for the new innovative engineering school in London, that will play a key role in training the next generation of design engineers and technology leaders.

Dyson Foundation and Imperial College formed a partnership following a £12 million donation by the James Dyson Foundation to open the first new engineering department to be established at the Imperial College London in two decades.  

Developed in partnership with Dyson engineers, the school's curriculum blends technical discipline with creativity. Challenging students to develop tangible and compelling products, and giving them the commercial know–how to make their ideas globally successful.

Works are currently on-site, transforming the former Post Office building on Exhibition Road, recently purchased by the College from the Science Museum, into a new multi-functional education facility to be known as the Dyson Building of Design Engineering.

Avoca Consulting Engineers have worked closely with the client and the original design team to provide fully detailed and dimension working and installation drawings for the project, and will provide Energy Performance Certification upon completion.

The project is programmed to finish in time for the next academic year in September 2017 with expectations of growth of 100 people a year for the next few years.
Managing Director of Mark Hooper of Avoca Consulting said: ”We are excited to be part of a project  where students will receive a rigorous education in design engineering and go on to be leaders in the next generation of problem-solving engineers”.

Avoca Consulting Engineers, mechanical and electrical engineers, along with the original design team Buro Happold and worked with Canterbury based Halsion Mechanical and Electrical Contractors on the development.