Category: Case Studies – Construction

New Ultra Low-emission Defra Office

Lion House is an ultra low-emissions office building designed and built for the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Situated in Alnwick, Northumberland, it is a flagship development designed to achieve exemplary standards of sustainability and environmental performance. In order to achieve many of the goals and targets which Defra sets out in its Sustainable Development Action Plan…

Reduce Costs While Increasing Quality

In these difficult economic times, public sector construction is under intense pressure. But there are ways to deliver high quality buildings that are more cost-effective and more sustainable than ever before. Andrew Peasgood, Framework Manager for the West Midlands Contractor Framework (WMCF) explains how a regional Framework is helping one group of public sector bodies reduce costs while increasing quality……

Sustainability In Action On New BREEAM Excellent Prison Development

Right from the start, designers at Pick Everard were given a clear brief by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ). The new prison development on a 50 acre brownfield site in South Staffordshire needed to meet government targets for public-funded sustainable development, be energy efficient, take account of whole life costs and achieve BREEAM Excellent. Pick Everard Partner David Nisbet outlines…

Flagship Northamptonshire Police Criminal Justice Centre Completes

Construction of a purpose-built, £9.5million Criminal Justice Centre (CJC) and flagship project for Northamptonshire Police is now completed and as planned, will be fully operational this month. Click below for pdf. Flagship Northamptonshire Police Criminal Justice Centre Completes

Passive Solar School Design And Construction Study

BSRIA’s Roderic Bunn investigates the design and construction of a passive solar school, and plans to analyse its in-use performance. Click below for pdf. Passive Solar School Design And Construction Study

Thermal Mass

John Dowling, Sustainability Manager at the British Constructional Steelwork Association discusses a number of recent public sector projects that challenge the pervading misconceptions surrounding the use of structural steel in achieving thermal mass. Click below for pdf. Thermal Mass