On the 26th of November, UWS Lanarkshire Campus was named ‘Campus of the Future’ at the GREEN GOWN Awards ceremony held in Glasgow’s Science Centre
These Awards focus on innovative and inspiring sustainability work carried out by universities and colleges across the UK and Ireland. The 2019 finalists represented over 1 million students and 162,000 staff.
Shortlisted alongside University of Worcester, Northumbria University, University College London and University of the West of England, the Green Gown judges commented on the collaboration and consultation that fed into the project, and felt that it had “potential to be a leading case study for the sector”.
Professor Craig Mahoney, Principal and Vice Chancellor of UWS, said: “UWS Lanarkshire embodies the changing nature of learning and teaching; and is designed with students and staff at its heart. I am delighted that the campus has been recognised for the second time this year as a benchmark in Higher Education and a true sustainable campus of the future. It is testament to the hard work of everyone involved in the project that it has been such a success and I am very proud of their achievements.”
The culmination of a two-year project and £110 million investment, UWS Lanarkshire Campus has represented a step-change in the delivery of higher education in the UK and sustainability is at the very heart of the Campus. As the campus was initially designed as office blocks, UWS recognised its potential as a truly sustainable campus, choosing existing buildings for ‘adaptive reuse’ which this has provided the University with a smart building that maximises efficiency and is powered by 100% renewable energy, features rainwater harvesting technology, photovoltaic panels and sustainable food initiatives, cleaning regimes and travel initiatives and we are very proud that it is it is one of the UK’s greenest educational environments.