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Decarbonisation of HE Buildings

18 Oct 2023
Main Stage

Reimagined Places - Decarbonising the University of Exeter through the Workplace 2030 programme
Helen Groves – Architect Director; Education Sector Lead, Atkins, Dr Mike Entwisle – Engineering Director; Project Principal, Buro Happold & Sue Williams – Project Lead – Workplace 2030; Senior Project Manager, University of Exeter

Atkins and Buro Happold are working with the University of Exeter on the first six key buildings of the Workplace 2030 programme. This project brings together the transformation of Academic and Professional Services staff workplaces into collaborative, active centres of excellence, and combines this with the decarbonisation of the fabric and building services to create designs that celebrate the buildings and their users. The buildings within the project range from late Victorian to less than ten years old, creating a bank of precedents for reinventing the rest of the University’s estate.

This presentation will detail the journey of the project, including the following themes:

  • The University’s Masterplan and context
  • The background to the selected buildings
  • The stakeholder engagement process, including Atkins’ Human Centred Design toolkit
  • The ambition for maximising the opportunity for each building, and their campus context
  • The decarbonisation ambitions and solutions for both fabric and services
  • Technical solutions for Enerphit challenges
  • Design solutions for the reimagined buildings

Queen Anne an Architectural voyage of discovery Net Zero 2030
Rob Hartley, University of Greenwich


Helen Groves, Architect Director - Atkins Limited
Helen Groves, Architect Director - Atkins Limited
Mike Entwisle, Partner - Buro Happold
Sue Williams, Project Lead – Workplace 2030; Senior Project Manager - University of Exeter
Rob Hartley, Head of Estates Strategy & Carbon Reduction - University of Greenwich



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