Introducing the Sustainability Hub – opening in Spring 2019
To support this work, we’re transforming Kirkby Lodge into the Sustainability Hub – a collaborative space for sustainability research, education and partnership working.
The Sustainability Hub will be home to the Sustainable Earth Institute and Centre for Sustainable Futures, and will be a space for students, staff, and partners to host group work, meetings, workshops and events.
Refurbished to the highest environmental standards
Collaboration is the heart of the building
The building will have three bookable spaces:
- Forum: located on the ground floor, the forum is designed to encourage participation and engagement through conversation and collaboration, rather than traditional lecture theatre layouts. It is an open plan, flexible space ideal for larger group work, informal meetings, staff training, community workshops or smaller events. Natural light floods this space through bi-folding doors, which can be opened for extra ventilation during warmer months. The forum features 86 and 55 inch TV screens, a lectern and integrated speakers. A kitchen and an internal green wall is also situated in this area.
- Communications Room: a specially designed boardroom style meeting room equipped with a range of video and web conferencing facilities that will allow our researchers to collaborate more effectively, locally, nationally and internationally, with external partners. Its uses include teleconferencing, media interviews, webinar filming and broadcasting.
- Collaboration Corner: a small friendly space for small group work and discussions, which features a floor to ceiling whiteboard, allowing you to be creative in mapping ideas and tracking conversations. This area benefits from natural light with south facing widows and is located next to an open plan kitchen on the first floor.
*subject to refurbishment changes