Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Hudson Beare Lecture Theatre project

The University of Edinburgh Estates Department and Historic Environment Scotland (HES) are undertaking a feasibility study to prepare the ground for a project to adapt the Grade B listed Hudson Beare Lecture Theatre through several refurbishment actions.

Hudson Beare lecture theatre

Listed buildings will need to be maintained into the future, a lasting part of the University estate, and this project can be seen as a pilot for future adaptation work on historic buildings across campuses. 

Living lab project

A current living lab project that we'd like to match with a student would involve analysis of data gathered using tinytag sensors in the Hudson Beare Lecture Theatre.

Please get in touch if you're interested in undertaking this research, to understand hot/cold balance and ventilation in the building and propose adaptation actions considering current building fabric and exterior context.

Find out more about adaptation living lab projects

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Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability
The Boilerhouse
High School Yards

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