Centre of Excellence
@ Brunel University (London - UK)
The Grow2Build Centre of Excellence based at Brunel University is a central hub of research excellence in hemp and flax construction materials. Brunel University already had an international reputation for its prolific research output into natural fibre composites. The Grow2Build centre of excellence provides a publically accessible platform for research and the collaborative research of the Grow2Build partners. The centre has a designated lab space for technical development and an exhibition centre. The exhibition space is available for workshops, open innovation network events and the permanent display of example construction products. The aim of this centre is – also after closure of the Grow2build project - to achieve a recognisable presence within the construction industry as a place to seek consultation on every aspect of hemp and flax based materials; from cultivation and processing to laboratory research and development to the application of market ready products.
A short presentation of the centre can be watched online.
More information on the centre's website here.
Also available on the website: a knowledge database on bio based building materials.