EEE Building (B32)
A landmark building, marking the entrance to the University's Highfield campus, the EEE building was formally opened by Baroness Platt of Writtle on 9 July 2007. The £18 million building is a key element in the development programme for University Road with its avenue of Plane trees leading down to the heart of the campus in Library Square. Located close to the Hartley Library, the building has a 430-seat lecture theatre, the largest in the University, and houses teaching and research facilities for staff and students of the University's Schools of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) and Education, as well as the offices of the University's security services department.
In May 2009 the building was announced as the south-east's regional winner of a Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) award in the Regeneration category. This award is for a project which has made exceptional improvements to an urban, rural or coastal area, and which has conserved or improved the built or natural environment in a way that has contributed to the viability of the area.