fbe Birmingham - The Possibilities & Benefits of Bringing Brownfield Back Into Economic Use

Birmingham Branch

14th September 2022
7:15 AM - 9:15 AM

Hotel Du Vin, 25 Church Street, Birmingham, B3 2NR


Member: £16 + VAT

Non-member: £29 + VAT

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The University of Wolverhampton’s Springfield Campus with its newly completed National Brownfield Institute (NBI) is a flagship initiative backed by central and local government to transform the construction and housing sectors.

The ‘shovel-ready’ project benefited from funding from the Government’s Get Building Fund for the West Midlands. City of Wolverhampton Council worked closely with the Black Country LEP and West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to secure the funding with the remainder provided by the Government’s Towns Fund.

Janet Bayley, Knowledge Transfer Manager for the School of Architecture & Built Environment, and the National Brownfield Institute, will present the future vision for the Springfield Campus and how the Institute can fund opportunities for the business community.

Janet is at the forefront of developing the delivery of funded support to national SMEs, offering modern, well-equipped facilities for business interaction, bringing the digital aspects of construction and development to the forefront and building a meaningful suite of courses, seminars and interactions around brownfield remediation and modern methods of construction.

The Springfield Campus offers a wealth of new technology, including the Igloo 360° immersive space plus the 270° immersive room, ideal for presenting high quality projects to stakeholders. The state-of-the-art laboratories are being developed to help support research in areas of remediation to investigate reducing the cost of remediation techniques and encourage the development of brownfield sites.

Janet will outline details of the Brownfield Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC) project and its creation of a searchable, dynamic, ARC- GIS database of Black Country brownfield sites that also allows sites to be identified and ranked against a set of approved criteria.

The National Brownfield Institute aims to be a hub for knowledge, business support and research for the future. They want to have conversations with business to make sure they maximise opportunities for support but also develop delivery where there are gaps in the market.

It aims to play a key role locally, regionally and nationally, and be a catalyst in bringing brownfield land back into economic use.

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