Research Centres and Groups

Our Built Environment Research Institute conducts internationally excellent and world-leading research across five research centres reflecting diversity across the discipline area.

Architecture Research Group

The Architectural Research Group (ARG) utilises highly innovative methods to deliver excellence in teaching, research and best practice development.

Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST)

Addressing core issues in relation to renewable energy and energy efficiency in buildings.

Fire Safety Engineering Research and Technology Centre (FireSERT)

Researching how fires develop, how structures respond to fires and how people react.

Hydrogen Safety Engineering and Research (HySAFER)

Carrying out fundamental and industry driven research in the area of safety science and engineering, primarily hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

Research on Property and Planning (RPP)

Researching real estate markets, housing, planning, regeneration and sustainability in urban environments.

Studies Allied to Built Environment Research (SABER)

Seeking to stimulate the research environment across the construction and civil engineering disciplines.

World-leading research

We are delighted with our success in REF 2014 as 100% of our impact and research was judged by an international panel to be world-leading and internationally excellent. We are rated 6th in the UK power rankings.

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Our Research

About Architecture, Built Environment and Planning Research

Our research is concerned with delivery that enhances the quality of the built environment and addresses the changing needs of society.

Contact for more on Built Environment Research

We would be pleased to discuss any aspect of our research work in the Built Environment and respond to any queries from potential doctoral students.

Built Environment Annual Reports

Check out our annual report to find out what we have been achieving in the past year.

Built Environment Research impact

Look at the impact our research has had on society, addressing major challenges.

Built Environment Research Institute staff

Meet the staff, PhD students, visiting professors and researchers involved in our research.

PhD Opportunities

Funded and Self-funded PhD Opportunities within Architecture, Built Environment and Planning Research.