Our New Science Building has received a high commendation in the Most Sustainable Construction category at the recent Building Futures Awards 2018.
The Awards recognise projects that demonstrate sustainability, innovation and high quality construction and design in response to environmental challenges.
The judges described our New Science Building as: 'An excellent example of how the design and construction teams have worked together to create an ideal environment for learning and research.'
Derek Victor, Assistant Director, Property and Development, was there to accept the award on behalf of the University. He said: 'We are delighted to have received this special commendation for our New Science Building. We are committed to creating optimal learning environments for our students and staff and thank everyone involved in creating this wonderful building. To receive such high praise from the judges is recognition of our commitment to constructing sustainable buildings, which will be enjoyed by our students of today and of the future.'
The New Science Building is a five storey building, which brings together facilities for students, visitors and researchers. The £37m development is a 9,000m2 purpose-built building, with column-free teaching spaces and an internal grid, which delivers the most efficient workspaces possible and maximises daylight. The building contains numerous energy efficient systems to ensure energy consumption is minimised; these include solar panels, combined heat and power boilers, smart ventilation, and cladding with mesh fins.