Inspiring Places: National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthenshire

The National Botanic Garden of Wales embraces a self-imposed mission to inspire, educate and conserve. After talking with Nancy, the Education Development Officer at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, it quickly became evident the passion which the Garden has for educating the youth of today on the importance of sustainability. The Garden offers tailor … Continue reading “Inspiring Places: National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthenshire”

People & Places: RSPB Saltholme Visitors Centre, Teesside

RSPB Saltholme Visitor Centre provides a beautiful wildlife viewing experience, on a former industrial site. The Centre was designed to promote sustainable practice as well as encourage visitors to learn more about sustainability. This is definitely portrayed in the final design which actually achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating back in 2010. The building itself incorporates … Continue reading “People & Places: RSPB Saltholme Visitors Centre, Teesside”

Inspiring places: Chiltern Hills Gateway Centre

The centre is located in the beautiful Chiltern Hills at Dunstable Downs and provides a unique experience and facilities for those visiting the Chiltern Hills landscape. Commissioned by Bedfordshire County Council in partnership with The National Trust, the centre replaced an undistinguished kiosk snack bar with basic visitor facilities. The building incorporates a number of … Continue reading “Inspiring places: Chiltern Hills Gateway Centre”

Inspiring places: The Sky Garden

This week the ‘Sky Garden’ on 20 Fenchurch Street was opened to the public. Billed as the “UK’s tallest public park” the garden offers uninterrupted views across London, from the 35th floor of London’s newest iconic skyscrapper. Designed by renowned Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly and owned and operated by Land Securities and the Canary Wharf … Continue reading “Inspiring places: The Sky Garden”

First BREEAM Outstanding for high-rise office building in China – Report from Jaya Skandamoorthy

Another milestone for China – the first BREEAM Outstanding design certificate for a high-rise office building in China. No. 1 Shanghai, a 180m tall, 34 storey commercial tower created by state developer the Shanghai International Shipping Service Centre (SISSC) has achieved an Outstanding design rating under BREEAM, the world’s foremost sustainability standard for buildings. The … Continue reading “First BREEAM Outstanding for high-rise office building in China – Report from Jaya Skandamoorthy”

Inspiring places: CoRE-Centre of Refurbishment Excellence

  CoRE is a conference and training venue situated in a refurbished pottery works constructed to a BREEAM Excellent standard. CoRE’s outstanding facilities host national and international events and industry-focused seminars. CoRE’s demonstration space provides living working models and exhibitions to train all types of construction related tradespeople as well as business owners and management … Continue reading “Inspiring places: CoRE-Centre of Refurbishment Excellence”