Our Partners

University of Derby - Corporate

University of Derby - Corporate

University of Derby Corporate (UDC) is the Business to Business Division of the University of Derby. As such UDC can help businesses to identify the ‘what’, ‘who’ and ‘how’ required to support them in achieving their business goals. Such support includes learning and development (short courses, professional qualifications, accredited courses and non-accredited courses), consultancy, contract research, collaborative research.

We can also investigate funding opportunities and support businesses to apply for grants to enable the most investment into a project

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University of Derby

University of Derby

Academics within the Built Environment Group are part of the collaboration that make up Retro-Tek. The research findings from Retro-Tek will help to prepare University of Derby graduates for the challenges of sustainable construction. We also practice what we teach!

The refenestration of the tower blocks, introduction of photovoltaic (solar) panels and wind turbines on the Kedleston Road site have won the University regional and national awards for our contribution towards sustainable construction.

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EKV Design Ltd

EKV Design

Established in 2006, EKV is a multi-disciplinary consultancy providing a diverse range of professional technical services to the construction industry, including architectural design, project management, CDM Co-ordination, CAD outsourcing, building surveying and cost consultancy.

Our enthusiastic and dynamic team of professionally qualified staff, based in our offices on the outskirts of Derby city centre, are currently employed by clients across both the public and private sectors. We provide bespoke solutions to all buildings and accommodation issues, delivered in an expedient and efficient manner.

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University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln

The Retro-tek project is being undertaken by the Liveable Cities Research and Consultancy Group at the University of Lincoln. This is an alliance of academics engaged in teaching, research and design practice at the Lincoln School of Architecture. The group's understanding of liveability is underpinned by a notion of sustainability that is people-centred and broad-based, focusing on social, economic and cultural aspects of sustainability as well as the environmental aspects.

The Liveable Cities Group provides research and consultancy services in environmental design, architecture, urban design and community consultation, working with local and central government, architecture and planning practices and developers. For further information contact

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GF Tomlinson Ltd

GF Tomlinson Ltd

We provide a full and comprehensive construction and civil engineering service to valued Clients and Partners in both the public and private sectors. Our service remit not only includes traditional contracting but also design & build, joint venture and collaborative arrangements bespoke tailored to the specific needs of the project and Client.

We currently employ and train over 500 staff and tradesmen, the majority of whom are either technically or professionally qualified.

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Lindum Construction

Lindum Group

With over 50 years experience in the construction industry, Lindum has become one of the most successful construction companies in the East Midlands. As an award winning company we are recognised for the quality of our construction and our unique open approach to working with our clients.

Sustainable technologies are at the forefront of Lindum’s approach in providing creative solutions to clients for cost savings, reduced energy bills and whole life benefits. To find out how Lindum could help you talk to our Innovations Team on 01522 500300

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G2L-Online Limited

G2L-Online Limited

As an established software development house (with over 10 years experience in data systems) G2L-Online Ltd have developed a new data management platform (G2L Unity) on which a number of integrated software modules work seamlessly to provide the ultimate data capture, collation and dissemination engine. This SaaS (Software as a Service) solution will provide a national housing data base of homes and buildings with a quick and easy to use comparison engine allowing RSL’s and Local Authorities to make intelligent viability assessments on property refurbishments.

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