Environment Centre Wales

Environment Centre Wales, Bangor University

Environment Centre Wales, Bangor University

Date

18 April 2015
Location

Bangor

SH 57710 71943; 53.22540°N, 4.13288°W

Information

The School of Biological Sciences is housed in three adjacent blocks in Bangor University’s Deiniol Road site: the Brambell Building, Environment Centre Wales, and the Memorial Building. Environment Centre Wales is a joint venture between the Natural Environment Research Council’s Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and Bangor University. The purpose-built facility, designed by architects Fairhursts Design Group, was completed in 2007 at a cost of £5.8 million and was opened the following year by Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The building, set in landscaped surroundings, houses state-of-the-art laboratories and was designed with the aim of reducing its impact on the environment. Its environmentally friendly features include: ground-source heat pumps for air conditioning; generation of solar electricity; recovery of rainwater; and a combined heat and power (CHP) plant for more efficient use of fossil fuels.

Further Reading

Prime Minister Gordon Brown opens new ‘Environment Centre Wales’ (NERC);
School of Biological Sciences (Bangor University)

Environment Centre Wales, Bangor University

Environment Centre Wales, Bangor University

Environment Centre Wales, Bangor University

Environment Centre Wales, Bangor University

Environment Centre Wales, Bangor University

Environment Centre Wales, Bangor University

Environment Centre Wales, Bangor University

Environment Centre Wales (L), Chemistry Tower (Centre) and the Memorial Building (R)

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17 thoughts on “Environment Centre Wales

  1. I’ve often wondered about this building and what it does…thanks for the super photos and information. I’ve watched it weather and settle in over the last 7 years or so and your shots capture that feeling rather well.

  2. Our new canteen, sorry, staff restaurant, at work is clad in wood like this, and I’ve often wondered how well it will age. Quite well it would appear if this is anything to go by.

  3. Please go back there and visit in a month or so when those footpaths are lined with gorgeous wild flowers! They will make stunning photos and they brighten up all those edges and textures in beautiful contrast.

      • Have you been back there lately? It looked stunning last time I passed, with a riot of colourful wild flowers waist high! Pleeez add these to your photos, they are a fine addition to the building design.

        • Hi Sam. Funny you should mention that – I saw the flowers briefly this evening as I drove past after collecting a Chinese takeaway for tea and thought they looked marvellous. I’ll try to stop there this weekend to take some more photos – so keep an eye out for a new blog post sometime soon 🙂

  4. I passed the centre yesterday, the flowers are all standing tall. I don’t like flowers much, as you know, but I have to admit, they looked very fine and something really special. Thanks for alerting me – it is certainly very special and all credit to the centre for it..

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