The built environment

Loughborough research delivers zero-carbon, resilient buildings, infrastructure and cities in a world under pressure from rising urban populations, ageing infrastructure, resource constraints and multiple hazards. Rated world-leading in 2021 Research Excellence Framework.

To counter the threats in the dynamic and rapidly evolving built environment, we bring together expertise spanning STEM subjects, social sciences, humanities and the arts to advance research that benefits communities in both the developing and developed world. UK beneficiaries include the government, the NHS, industry, and charities.

Our research is crucial if we are to protect the planet and humanity and achieve net zero-carbon emissions.

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