The Sustainability Hub

Welcome to the Sustainability Hub

A place for people to come together in a collaborative space for sustainability research, education and partnership working.

Home to the Sustainable Earth Institute and Centre for Sustainable Futures, the Sustainability Hub welcomes students, staff, and partners to host group work, meetings, workshops and events.

The Hub supports the ongoing work of the University as leaders in sustainability across teaching and learning, research, and operations.

Find us on the map at Kirkby Lodge

Register your interest

To register your interest in using the space for sustainability research, education, or external partner activities please contact

Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus outbreak all planned events are cancelled with immediate effect until 31 August 2020. We’re keeping this under constant review and apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please feel free to contact us with expressions of interest for future events.

Spaces and Facilities

The Sustainability Hub offers a range of spaces to accommodate meetings, group work, conferences and events. Equipped with a range of audio visual and web conferencing facilities, large screen displays and accessible kitchen and bathroom facilities. 

SKA Gold Rated Retrofit

Refurbished to the highest environmental standards - with funding support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) - the Sustainability Hub has been awarded SKA gold, the highest environmental assessment rating, supporting the University’s commitment to creating a sustainable campus.   

Get involved


The Sustainable Earth Institute connects researchers with business, community groups and individuals to work together on solutions to global challenges. The Hub provides working spaces, meeting rooms, conference facilities and a living lab where collaboration and innovation can prosper.  

If you’re an academic, organisation or an individual working towards a sustainable future, connect with us at the Sustainable Earth Institute.

Academics, researchers and students collaborate at a three-day workshop on water supply technology in East Africa.

Students working with the Centre for Sustainable Futures on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Students working with the Centre for Sustainable Futures on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


Ensuring Sustainability Education is at the heart of the student experience is the Centre for Sustainable Futures, a community of practice that extends across all faculties of the University.

For educators and students, the Hub is a place to progress the University’s work as a centre of excellence in sustainability teaching and learning. It offers an inspiring environment to take part in curriculum innovation initiatives, to run workshops or host events.

Learn more and get involved at the Centre for Sustainable Futures.  


The Sustainability Hub is a place where businesses, social enterprises and community groups can mix with researchers and students to exchange knowledge, collaborate and form partnerships around sustainability goals.  
The Sustainability Hub : Low Carbon Devon project is currently supporting Devon-based SMEs to access research, business support, and engage with the University of Plymouth around the low-carbon agenda. The project is supported by an investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).  

Find out more about Low Carbon Devon

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

The University of Plymouth is proud to be supported by the European Regional Development Fund. As one stream of funding under the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme 2014–2020, the ERDF focuses on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

The main priorities involve contributions to research and innovation, supporting and promoting small and medium size enterprises (SMEs), and the creation of a low carbon economy.