4 Jul 2015
|Date||18 April 2015|
|Location||Bangor||SH 57710 71943; 53.22540°N, 4.13288°W|
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.