Located at the gateway to the campus, and managed by the Adapt Low Carbon Group, this ground-breaking building is the region’s hub for entrepreneurs, innovators and businesses that are committed to building a low carbon future.
The Enterprise Centre has won an incredible 25 awards (as of May 2017), including The Guardian Sustainable Business Award, three RIBA (Royal Institute for British Architects) awards, and the British Council for Offices — Best of the Best award.
The ambitious project is the first large-scale building to achieve both Passivhaus Certification and BREEAM Outstanding, two of the highest eco standards a building can meet. As a result it is one of the UK’s most sustainable buildings, with only 446kg of CO2 per square meter of embedded carbon in the fabric of the building.
The Enterprise Centre has a 100-year design life, and local materials are used throughout. The building’s timber frame was sourced from Thetford Forest, flint from Holt, and straw from Beccles and Dereham. Recycled and upcycled materials were used extensively; for example the exterior wooden African Iroko panels were upcycled from UEA Chemistry and Pharmacy lab benches.
In 2015-16, The Enterprise Centre generated 30% of its consumed electricity though its rooftop solar panels. That’s 148,000kWhs, equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 46 average houses.
Please get in touch to discuss your requirements, explore the possibilities and receive further information on accommodation and services available at The Enterprise Centre.
Adapt Low Carbon Group
The Enterprise Centre
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich NR4 7TJ
T: +44 (0)1603 591366