Living Lab annual event a great success

The annual Eco Bicester Living Lab (EBLL) event was held at the new Franklins House building in the centre of Bicester on Tuesday 7th June 2016.

Over 50 delegates from policy making, practice and academia attended the EBLL event. Opened by Councillor Wood of Cherwell District Council, the afternoon was full of informative and illustrative presentations from leading experts from academia and industry.

Delegates heard updates and outcomes from research and innovation projects seeking to transform the existing and new built environment within Bicester, including the innovative retrofit of the Garth (home to Bicester Town Council), BEPIT (closing the performance gap at NW Bicester) and Bicester Moves (a reuse and waste reduction project managed by Bicester Green). Presentations were also made by Ridge Architects, Loughborough University, University of Oxford and PRP architects.

The event also marked the launch of the EBLL PhD study which aims to evaluate the actual performance of NW Bicester exemplar development. The 3-year study is funded by Oxford Brookes University 150th Year studentship, as well as financial support from Bioregional, Cherwell District Council and A2Dominion.

Delegates also heard about upcoming projects happening in the town, including local energy mapping for urban retrofit and creation of a Green Infrastructure toolkit. Posters showcasing the various research and innovation projects in Bicester were displayed throughout the event.

Programme: EBLL event programme 2016

Speaker presentations: Speaker presentations annual event 2016