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Inspirational Building

Environmental features

re:centre is an exciting and dynamic space with a unique design which has achieved the highest BREEAM rating - Outstanding.

BREEAM is the world's leading design and assessment method for sustainable buildings.

Environmental features in the re:centre include:

  • Natural ventilation
  • High levels of insulation
  • Photovoltaics and air source heat pump
  • Biological materials such as hemp and timber have been used as the basis for the main structure

As well as many other renewable and closed loop technologies used throughout.


Creativity and Collaboration

Spaces have been designed to support creative thinking, so there are no fixed desk spaces or banks of PCs. The aim of the space is to promote collaboration, exchange of ideas and adaptability.

The ground and first floors have been designed for multiple flexible work practices and shared space working. Entrepreneur tenants will be encouraged to work in different locations and at different times depending on their need.

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re:centre is supported financially by the European Union.

The project has attracted £2.7million of investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of Europe’s support for local economic development through the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme (2007-13).

The re:centre has also attracted funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the University of Bradford.


The building has been shortlisted and won numerous awards for its sustainable properties:

  • CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2017
  • CIBSE Yorkshire Awards 2016
  • BREEAM Awards 2016