The Enterprise Centre building on campus has won another award for its “truly innovative design”.
The Institution of Structural Engineers made the building the winner of the sustainability category at their annual awards show.
Judges explained that they were rewarding the building’s architects, engineers, and the contractors who decided to make as much of the building out of wood as possible.
The building used locally- grown wood so it could remain an innovative, low-carbon, and sustainable building.
The engineers of the building, BDP, were praised for the timber structure which forms an integral part of the building, and also conforms to BREEAM and Passivhaus ‘Outstanding’ standards. It was the first large commercial building in the UK to receive both of these awards.
The Enterprise Centre has now received over 20 awards since its opening in July 2015.
Other awards the building has received include the Guardian sustainable Business Award, the BREEAM Award, and the Architects Journal Reader’s Choice.
The building has also been placed as a finalist in five other awards, including the EDP’s 2015 business awards.