The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction


About us

Welcome to The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, a world-class centre of learning and research in the economics and management of projects, in construction and beyond.

Vision and Principles


To be recognised globally as a centre of excellence in the management of projects and construction economics.


To deliver research-informed teaching on leading theories and practice. To perform research which is useful to practitioners and is valued by scholars. To advise on issues and deliver solutions to government and industry which improve performance. Above all, to have successful students, outstanding outputs and grateful clients.


We're part of The Bartlett, the global faculty of the built environment in the heart of London. On our doorstep is all of UCL's intellectual power in a vast range of fields, and one of the most fascinating, diverse cities on Earth.

According to REF 2021, The Bartlett is where the UK’s most ‘World Leading’ and ‘Internationally Excellent’ built environment research is undertaken. 91% of our research has been deemed ‘World Leading’ and ‘Internationally Excellent’ and The Bartlett is number one for Research Power in the built environment.

As projects grow in size and scope, the study of how to manage and finance them grows in relevance. We deal with skills that are transferable and honed for modern, project-based organisations.

Our experience in these disciplines reaches back 40 years, to when we established our original degree programme. Today, in this field, our team of academics is one of the most accomplished to be found; their research consistently informs teaching, here and elsewhere, and received a 4* rating in the last Research Assessment Exercise. 

Our research areas include:

  • Sustainable Construction
  • Construction Project Management
  • Management of Project Enterprises, Networks & Supply Chains
  • Infrastructure Delivery: Major Programmes and Portfolios
  • Infrastructure Investment and Finance
  • Infrastructure Economics & Sustainable Development
  • Climate Change Economics 
  • Low Carbon Investment and Finance
  • Digital Innovation in Construction Technologies
  • Innovation in Facilities & Built Asset Management 
  • Real Estate Economics & Finance
  • Sustainable Housing

Find out more on our research page