Research Centres

The School of the Built Environment encompasses two Research Centres.

Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation (BEST)

The Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation in the School of the Built Environment is a vibrant and prolific centre of research excellence, recognised globally for research impact and outcomes. The team is multi-disciplinary and is currently engaged in addressing complex socio-technical problems around informatics, innovation and energy consumption in the built environment. The research centre includes three major research groups:

  • Built Environment Informatics Research Group
  • Construction and Property Management Research Group
  • Applied Buildings and Energy Research Group (ABERG)

Further information can be found on http://www.salford.ac.uk/research/best

Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments (UPRISE)

The UPRISE research centre draws on existing, and nurtures new, talent to integrate social, technical, ecological, cultural and political expertise and set the agenda for research and practice on future cities. Our distinctiveness is in exploring and excavating the boundaries and inter-relationships between urban processes, resilient infrastructures and sustainable environments. Our researchers have worked with the European Union, UK research councils, and a range of local and regional partners.  The research centre includes three major research groups:

  • Sustainable and Urban Regional Futures
  • Disaster Resilience
  • SURFACE – Inclusive Design

Further information can be found on http://www.salford.ac.uk/research/uprise