UEA Enterprise Centre" entered by Bidwells, Architype, Morgan Sindall, ADAPT Low Carbon Group and the University of East Anglia
The Enterprise Centre is the most recent addition to the University of East Anglia campus; a ground-breaking project showcasing low-carbon sustainable building with a highly ecological specification in a design that achieves Passivhaus and BREEAM Outstanding.
The project brief is of a sustainable nature, aimed at developing future businesses, providing dedicated space to support workshops, networking, open-plan offices, and incubation hatchery space for start-up companies and organisations in the Knowledge Economy.
The commitment to the sourcing of local trade and low-carbon materials makes the Enterprise Centre an exemplar for specification as well as energy performance. The showcase thatch cladding is just the surface of this building's material story, which is rich from the ground up with local, domestic and recycled materials.