Institute for Sustainability
This project was to provide space for applied research into green technology in a building which would itself demonstrate a very high level of sustainable performance.
The vision for the TGIfS was to support high quality collaborative multidisciplinary research between universities in the region, their corporate research and technology organisations and sustainable industries located in the Thames Gateway. Research activities support innovative marketable ideas in a virtuous cycle, and so the Institute would also have supported business incubation.
The building was to be located at the heart of the new London Sustainable Industries Park (SIP) at Dagenham Dock and provide adaptable accommodation for research, development and application projects being undertaken by the partners in the Institute and associated groups. Because its activities would have changed and evolved over time the building was designed to be highly adaptable to changing needs, but at the heart of its plan were areas to stimulate and foster interaction between the users.