Jarvis Contracting

Project Information

  • Client: Amaravati Buddhist Monastery
  • Contract Value: £700,000
  • Project Duration: January 2016 - December 2016
  • Contract Type: JCT Intermediate with Contractor's Design

Project Team

  • Architect: Eco Arc
  • Quantity Surveyor: Turner & Holman
  • Project Manager: Alliance 2000
  • Structural Engineer: Corbett & Tasker
  • Mechanical Consultant: Alan Clarke

This single storey nursing facility (a Kuti), was built on the grounds of the Amaravati Buddhist Monastery to PassivHaus standards and houses a nurse to tend to the needs of up to two resident Monks.  A serenity path surrounds the new building which is used by the Monks when meditating and is made from resin bond material.

The glazed entrance portico leads into a spacious lobby, opening into an impressive double height central atrium featuring green oak structural timbers and a fully glazed wall through into a sun/prayer room.  All internal frames are made of oak and Amtico flooring is laid throughout.  In the right wing are the Monks quarters, with interlinking bedroom and treatment room, traditional wooden sauna and separate shower room.  The left wing houses the nurse’s accommodation with ensuite and a control panel for the call system linked to the main monastery.  There is a separate kitchen and utility room, with stairs leading up to the plantroom.

Environmental features include an external wall of 540mm, incorporating 300mm of high performance mineral wool insulation, triple glazed aluminium frame windows and doors, mechanical heat reclamation ventilation, underfloor heating, roof and ground insulation, and an air source heat pump.

The design of the building takes inspiration from modern British building techniques, mixed with the design of classic Buddhist architecture.  The lobby houses a guests W.C. and services cupboard, built in wardrobe, call button in each room.

Amaravati Buddhist Monastery

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