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Our buildings

Our buildings

The University’s changing estate provides the biggest opportunity to influence ongoing operating costs, carbon emissions and the staff and student experience.

Our targets

We will demonstrate success by:

  • achieving the BREEAM Excellent standard for new buildings.
  • achieving the SKA Gold standard for refurbishments.

New buildings and refurbishments designed sustainably and using a life cycle approach will ensure reduced environmental impacts during construction and throughout occupation. Healthy buildings will improve the wellbeing of occupants, increasing productivity and attendance.

We want to establish sustainability targets for all new buildings and refurbishments to ensure the benefits of sustainable design are realised. We also utilise the applicable elements of the WELL building standard to improve the wellbeing of occupants in new spaces.