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Embedding good environmental practices into the materials and processes associated with construction, new build and refurbishment projects can positively contribute to the delivery of good environmental outcomes.

Commitments: Construction

  • We aim to achieve ‘Excellent’ and ‘Very Good’ ratings from the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) for all our major new builds and refurbishment projects respectively. BREEAM is the world's leading sustainability assessment method for masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings. It assesses a project's environmental, social and economic sustainability perofrmance in order to recognise high performing projects across the built environment lifeycles, from new construction to in-use and refurbishment 

  • We will monitor the contribution of all prospective refurbishment projects towards our target of achieving 30% carbon reduction over six years.

  • Improve the DEC scores of our existing buildings during refurbishment

  • In the long term, we aim to integrate innovative building energy efficiency technologies into all our new builds and refurbishment projects.


  • Our recent School of Mathematical Sciences development has been shortlisted in the Public Sector Project: Post Construction Award category in the BREEAM Awards 2021.