Sustainability in Development
BuroHappold Engineering has won three prestigious accolades at the Cambridge Design and Construction Awards. All three were presented for the outstanding refurbishment of a 1960s Brutalist icon, now named the ‘David Attenborough Building’; the ‘Engineering and Sustainability Project of the Year’, the ‘Best Conservation, Alteration or Extension’ and the ‘Considerate Contractors’ awards.
Developer Bloor Homes has opted for a centralised LPG supply from Flogas to power its brand-new, off-grid housing development in Suffolk. Not only does the new miniature LPG grid deliver instant and reliable gas to residents, but it also helps ensure the development meets the minimum new-build efficiency requirements outlined in Building Regulations.
An innovative new waterside neighbourhood in Nottingham – earning a name for its stand-out, low-energy credentials – is proving popular with home-buyers who are keen to invest in the green agenda.
International multi-disciplinary engineering company, Cundall’s new London office at One Carter Lane is the first project in the UK and Europe to achieve WELL Certification through the WELL Building Standard (WELL).
While there may be no silver bullet for all housing woes, Stuart Cameron at Morgan Tucker considers what constitutes good quality housing and how two factors – The Lifetime Homes Initiative and technology – may have some of the answers.