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UEA’s newest buildings win Education Estates Awards

UEA’s two newest buildings, The Enterprise Centre and The Bob Champion Research and Education Building, have been recognised the Education Estates Awards.

The Enterprise Centre picked up the prize for ‘Sustainable Achievement’, which recognised the organisation that had made the best use of innovative technology and sustainable practices to reduce its project’s carbon footprint.

Comments from the judges included: "The project's sustainable achievements are endless! From Passivhaus and BREEAM to the outstanding use of thatch and reclaimed lab desks. A remarkable building."

John French, CEO of UEA’s Adapt Group which led the Enterprise Centre creation, said: “This is a proud day for UEA’s leadership to be recognised for both enterprise and sustainability.

“Everyone loves this new centre which has one of the lowest carbon footprints of any building.  It is now home to a cluster of green businesses and stands as a beacon to our values.  It means a lot to the University to be doing pioneering work in low carbon innovation and to have it recognised in this way.”

The Bob Champion Research and Education Building was also a winner for ‘Project of the Year: Colleges & Universities’. This award recognised the project team that had successfully delivered a new build or a refurbishment.

Of the building, the judges said: "Wonderful reuse and celebration of the existing buildings, whilst working within tight budgetary constraints. The building is a joy."

To find out more about UEA’s low carbon campus visit: https://www.uea.ac.uk/about/sustainability/campus/buildings/low-carbon-campus