A new Marine Building at Plymouth University, designed by Burwell Deakins Architects, has been opened by the Duke of Edinburgh

Marine Building - Plymouth

The BREEAM Excellent building prioritises the use of passive measures above expensive technologies, resulting in a highly efficient deep-plan building with natural lighting and ventilation.

Additional sustainability features include a set of photovoltaics and a rainwater harvesting system.

Built to provide a range of flexible research facilities, work and educational spaces, the new Marine Building also includes a World Class hydrodynamics facility and a dedicated business innovation centre for marine renewable technology.

The main contractor on the job was Leadbitter Group.