The Open Innovation Hub will sit on the site of the redundant 1960’s office block, Building 4, at Garston which is to be demolished.
BRE plans to create a national and international centre for research and innovation in emerging sectors such as digital, connected and smart built environment.
Specifically, around Modern Methods of Construction, the Government’s Industrial Strategy ‘Building a building fit for the Future’ makes a very clear statement about driving innovation through both R&D investment and
procurement to accelerate the shift to digital and offsite construction.
The four-floor 35,000 sq ft building will offer high-quality incubation and SME acceleration space to facilitate collaboration between the research base, large firms and knowledge-intensive SMEs.
BRE aims to see the £10m build project achieve a Breeam outstanding target on the Shell and Core. Once finished it will create 150 high-value jobs and attract 25 new firms to the Enterprise Zone.