Energy Building officially opens


The new £12.5 million Energy Building has been officially opened.

The launch was attended by industry and regional government representatives, alumni, sponsors and University staff.

Speakers at the launch included:

  • Ambassador Richard H Jones from the International Energy Agency
  • Jason Green, Head of the RCUK Energy Programme
  • Mike Farley from Doosan Babcock, an energy services company
  • Professor William Gale from the Faculty of Engineering

The Energy Building brings together under one roof the re-branded Energy Research Institute, the new Centre for Integrated Energy Research, the Energy Technology and Innovation Initiative and the Doctoral Training Centre in Low Carbon Technologies.  It will serve as a physical hub for collaboration in energy research and innovation extending beyond the campus.

The Building houses 150 staff and students from the Faculty of Engineering and provides a space for collaboration between the Schools of Engineering, Earth and Environment, the Institute for Transport Studies, and other schools.

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