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EPSRC Reference: GR/S18809/01
Title: Sustainable Urban Brownfields: Integrated Management (SUBR:IM)
Principal Investigator: Lerner, Professor DN
Other Investigators:
Jefferis, Professor S Al-Tabbaa, Professor A Dixon, Professor T
Moffat, Professor A Smith, Dr CC Wehrmeyer, Dr W
Johns, Professor M Henneberry, Professor J Ouki, Dr S
Raco, Professor M Bowlby, Dr SR Hutchings, Mr T
Doak, Mr J Garvin, Dr SL Guthrie, Professor PM
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Berkeley Group PLC British Property Federation CIRIA
City of Westminster CL:AIRE Countryside Properties PLC
Environment Agency (Grouped) Forestry Commission Forestry Commission Scotland
Greater Manchester Geological Unit Groundwork MSSTT ICI
Lattice Property London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Martin Grant Group
May Gurney Ltd Mersey Basin Campaign Mersey Forest
Office of Deputy Prime Minister Onyx Aurora Limited Prudential
Red Rose Forest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Salford City Council
Thames Gateway London Partnership TotalFina
Department: Civil and Structural Engineering
Organisation: University of Sheffield
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 July 2003 Ends: 31 July 2007 Value (£): 1,921,702
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Urban & Land Management
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Construction Environment
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Summary on Grant Application Form
At the heart of the project is a portfolio of brownfield sites in two regions, Manchester and the Thames Gateway. Both regions include some of the most deprived communities in the UK, are important from a national perspective, and have substantial brownfield problems. By focusing the core research around a common portfolio, we will automatically keep the work integrated and interdisciplinary. The portfolio, which contains a range of 'hard' and 'soft' end uses, also encourages us to work on the problems actually facing developers, local authorities and other stakeholders, rather than specialist problems which have engineering excitement, but possibly little interest to end-users. Scientists and social scientists will therefore be working on a common set of case studies at the core. As well as having a portfolio and project management work-package, the core work packages will research a range of aspects of brownfield management, from understanding how to measure sustainability, through analysis of decision-making, to developing robust technical solutions to land remediation. Allied to this core is a range of 'plus' projects which extend the research into waste issues, surface water, and alternative remediation techniques.
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