Crown Estate’s HQ is first office in Europe to achieve WELL Platinum Certification

Crown Estate’s HQ is first office in Europe to achieve WELL Platinum Certification

The Crown Estate has been awarded WELL Certification at the Platinum Level for its head office at No 1 St James’s Market. The Platinum certification, the first in Europe, was awarded through the Well Building Institute’s WELL Building Standard.   WELL is the global building standard designed to enhance people’s health and

Two New Passivhaus Schools Complete in Carmarthenshire

Two New Passivhaus Schools Complete in Carmarthenshire

A new way of delivering high quality schools is proving that investment in children’s wellbeing in Wales is paying off.   The £8.5m Ysgol Parc y Tywyn project (above) provides 350 school children from the Burry Port area with an outstanding new learning environment. The project is the second of two

Shopping park achieves ‘BREEAM’ and ‘carbon neutral’ status

Shopping park achieves BREEAM and carbon neutral

Developers, Hammerson has proudly announced that its Elliott’s Field Phase II in Rugby has achieved two sustainability world firsts, having been awarded an interim Outstanding BREEAM rating in addition to becoming the first shopping park globally designed to be carbon neutral.   These achievements follow Hammerson’s recent commitment to becoming Net

Student population growing at Durrington High School

Student population growing at Durrington High School

Durrington High School in Worthing, West Sussex, has successfully completed work on its expansion, using the Kingspan TEK Cladding Panel. The Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) was specified to help target a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating and to achieve excellent fabric performance against a tight project deadline.   The school is now able

BREEAM a common theme in shortlisted sustainability projects

The building awards shortlist

BREEAM, the internationally recognised measure of sustainability for buildings and communities, was a key component in 7 out of the 10 projects shortlisted for the Sustainability Project of the Year at last year's Building Awards.   The projects span a range of sectors from hotels to offices, education to laboratories and