The new Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) research facility at the Penglais campus of Aberystwyth University will research food, energy and water security in response to climate change. The building will contain office space, laboratories, meeting rooms, seminar rooms and a cafe.
This flagship facility will be the focal point for research, teaching and a graduate school. An interim rating of BREEAM Excellent has been achieved for the building design. Once constructed, an assessment to confirm the final rating of the building will be carried out.
Construction has been funded by the Welsh Assembly Government who require a BREEAM rating of 'Excellent' and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. It is also an inspiration of the University that all new builds should acheive the BREEAM Excellent standard.