Fusion21 member The University of Swansea has called off Fusion21’s Education and Modular Building Framework and commissioned Wernick Modular Buildings Ltd to build the UK’s first energy positive Active Office, which generates, stores and releases its own energy.
Worth £850k, the project – designed by Specific – is due for completion on the Swansea Bay Campus in June and will provide a permanent office building constructed using cutting edge off-site manufacturing techniques.
Integrating solar thermal and solar photovoltaic technology with battery storage, the new structure will be linked to the Active Classroom – an existing space which provides teaching and a laboratory facility for Swansea University students, as well as a Innovation and Knowledge Centre for Specific and its industry partners.
John Farley, Framework Manager at Fusion21 (Retrofit and Education) said: “We’re delighted that as a result of accessing our Education and Modular Buildings framework, The University of Swansea will benefit from a sustainable modular solution through a collaborative partnership with Wernick Modular Buildings from inception to delivery.
“The new structure will generate more energy than it uses and with a short turnaround period, soon up to 40 staff members will be utilising their new facility.”
To follow the progression of this build, check out Specific’s blog updated weekly.