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A 3 storey research building of approx. 1500 sqM floor area. It will be in the heart of the University’s main Streatham Campus.

We plan to submit the planning application in the spring of this year, after we have closed the consultation and had time to consider your feedback.

This site is centrally located on the campus, adjacent to buildings housing similar activities and was identified as a future development site in the Campus Master Plan that was adopted by Exeter City Council as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) in December 2010.

No. The site is not in a flood risk zone and we will be including attenuation as part of the design to ensure the water run-off rate from the site is not increased.

Sustainability has been an important consideration. The project supports the university’s ambitious plans to reduce carbon emissions and sustainability is one of the guiding principles that is seen as fundamental to the design of the building.

The CREWW Building is innovative in its approach and committed to achieving carbon neutrality in terms of regulated carbon emissions within challenging financial constraints.

We will achieve this by incorporating an intelligent Building Management System (BMS) that will optimise the heating and lighting of the building. We will install air source heat pumps to warm the building efficiently, solar panels to generate electricity, make best use of natural light and include energy efficient lighting to reduce energy use in the building and the fabric of the building will have high thermal efficiency to reduce energy loss that will exceed currently Building Regulation requirements. We also will support members of staff who chose to travel by sustainable transport. The building will have external bike racks and shower facilities for those who wish to cycle or run into work.

We are currently working towards works starting this summer with the project completed early Autumn 2022.

In line with the University’s Estates procedures, each project will have detailed mitigation oversight and the activities across all sites will be co-ordinated centrally to ensure they collectively do not have a significantly adverse impact on activities on campus. The safety and wellbeing of our staff, students and visitors is a priority.