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Visit to University of Coventry's new state of the art Engineering and Computing Building

Date:     Friday 6 February 2015 - 12:30 hours

Venue:   Room EC1.30, Engineering & Computing Building, University of Coventry

The WATEF network would like to thank Professor Sue Charlesworth and the University of Coventry Estates department for making this interesting visit possible.

  Designed by ARUP, this BREEAM 'Excellent' building celebrates people and the learning experience whilst making use of radical new technologies.

Visitors will be taken on a tour of the entire building, from the green roof right down into the basement with the solid fuel (wood pellet) boiler and rainwater harvesting tanks.

They will also be taken to the Student Hub with its green roof and rainwater harvesting as well as other Sustainable Surface Water Management approaches Coventry University has on campus

The building incorporates:

  • A high-performance engineering centre with flight simulators and engine test cells
  • A high-precision wind tunnel testing facility
  • Two lecture theatres that can be subdivided for conferences
  • Collaborative classrooms for 4,000 students, including IT workspaces
  • Communal interactive spaces with learning booths
  • Integrated academic offices, driving new research and teaching
  • All linked by a state-of-the-art communications backbone
(Source: Arup)


  • The tour will begin at 1.30 pm and is scheduled to last for approximately two hours - refreshments will be served prior to the tour 
  • A campus map is attached
  • Please join us at 12:30 for lunch prior to the tour at Engineering & Computing Building (Room EC1.30)

 Free Registration:     Please register for lunch and the tour by clicking the button below. 

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