The Enterprise Centre at the UEA

Size35,000 Sq Ft
Design Features

• To achieve the requirements of the brief, the building was designed to meet a 100 year design life.
• Passivhaus certification and BREEAM outstanding.
• The design is well above Best Practice, with embodied carbon (including sequestration) between 1/5 and 1/4 of
many new university buildings.

Timber Frame Features

• The timber frame structure was manufactured using Corsican pine timber sourced locally from Thetford Forest.
• The construction of the building is partly beam and post with timber frame racking walls.
• The 340mm thick walls of the frame and 400mm deep roof were filled with Warmcell insulation.
• Lift shafts are designed and manufactured in cross laminated timber.
• Airtightness achieved (at 50 Pascals): 0.21 air changes per hour.