Bioenergy Building, The University of Nottingham
The BioEnergy project within the Sutton Bonington Campus at the University of Nottingham is a new build scheme housing state of the art laboratories and research offices.
The BioEnergy Building is the first of its kind in the country and was funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), global brewer SABMiller and The University of Nottingham.
The building incorporates a state of the art design including a dramatic metal curved roof to the south wing with a laminated timber structure below. This interlocks and contrasts with the simple, brick built, three-storey north wing. A landscaped lake wraps around the building, forming a valuable wildlife habitat and helping to sustainably manage rainwater.
The building houses: one of six Sustainable BioEnergy Centre research programmes funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC); a Centre for Brewing Technology and Innovation; and the Food and Bio Fuel Innovation Centre.
Costing £4.6 million to build, and in line with the university’s commitment to sustainable development, the centre has been designed to minimise energy use. The facility has a BREEAM rating of Excellent.
Gaskell were the appointed Quantity Surveyors for the scheme.Contractor: BaggaleyArchitect: MaberStructural Engineer: Price & Myers