Academy for Innovation and Research

Client: University of Falmouth

Architect: PBWC

BREEAM: Excellent

The 1,200m² AIR building for the University of Falmouth was designed to provide high-tech office and conference facilities for PhD and post-graduate students. The £2.4m building includes naturally ventilated open plan and cellular office spaces, workshops, cutting-edge video and interactive conferencing to encourage collaborative research. We worked closely with the design team to provide an advanced level of BREEAM AP advice and undertook the Design Stage and Post Construction assessments, in addition to full design of the building services. A gas-fired CHP system provides low carbon heating and electricity which contributed to the BREEAM Excellent rating.