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A new Sustainable Enterprise Centre will form a dramatic and distinctive focal point on the University’s city campus for a new range of academic and educational sustainability activities. These activities will include a programme of research, business incubation, knowledge transfer, executive education, schools and community outreach, student enterprise and business engagement that draws on University-wide strengths around sustainable enterprise.The activities of the centre will be launched in June, followed in September by a major conference and trade exhibition on the Low Carbon Economy.

Sarah Dixon, Dean of the School of Management, who chairs the Sustainable Enterprise Centre executive board, said: “This is a tremendously exciting project for the University. It builds on a significant amount of work on sustainable development already conducted within and across the different Schools and Research and Knowledge Transfer Centres, as well as on the strong foundations of our Ecoversity programme.

“The Sustainable Enterprise Centre provides a great opportunity for specialists in different disciplines to work together to create a sustainable future and to establish the University of Bradford as a beacon of international excellence in sustainable development.”

Construction is under way on the University’s Sustainable Enterprise Centre which will open in January 2013. The new building was designed by our Estates department, led by project manager Andy Hague, together with Farrell and Clark architects, against a brief to exemplify ‘sustainable enterprise’ in the building design and achieve a new sustainability standard - BREEAM outstanding – that many thought would be impossible to achieve.