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BRE and Design in Mental Health Network launch world-first testing scheme

As the UK marks Mental Health Awareness Week, BRE and the Design in Mental Health Network (DIMHN) have launched a world-first testing scheme for construction products used in mental health care facilities has launched today, offering vulnerable patients more protection from self-harm and better environments more conducive to recovery. The scheme offers comprehensive testing guidance … Continue reading “BRE and Design in Mental Health Network launch world-first testing scheme”

BRE helps to launch Home of 2030 competition to address the grand challenges of future housing needs

A government-sponsored competition is inviting housing providers, designers and others to submit proposals for the design and delivery of new homes, responding to two Grand Challenges affecting future housing need: an ageing society and clean growth. The competition will be run by a consortium led by BRE, with partners, Design Council and MOBIE. Home of … Continue reading “BRE helps to launch Home of 2030 competition to address the grand challenges of future housing needs”

Gillian Charlesworth leads senior built environment experts in a debate on Wales’ housing challenges

BRE CEO Gillian Charlesworth leads senior built environment experts in a debate on Wales’ housing challenges as part of the ‘Frameworks to build a better Britain’ series of roundtables Main topics covered: The challenging economic times in South Wales – highlighted by uncertainties at Port Talbot Low productivity – the Gross Value Added figures for … Continue reading “Gillian Charlesworth leads senior built environment experts in a debate on Wales’ housing challenges”

BRE Group welcomes new Non-Executive Director

Recognised leader in energy, sustainable development and transport, Darran Messem, joins BRE Group, the world’s leading, multi-disciplinary building science centre with a mission to improve buildings and infrastructure, as a Non-Executive Director. The BRE Group is the commercial subsidiary of the BRE Trust. Chris Earnshaw, Chairman BRE Group commented. “Darran, as an experienced company director … Continue reading “BRE Group welcomes new Non-Executive Director”

Gillian Charlesworth invites Wales’ policy makers and senior building experts to discuss the country’s built environment needs

On Wednesday 5th June, Gillian Charlesworth, BRE’s new CEO, will bring together 20 senior decision makers, including politicians, civil servants, expert commentators and the SME built environment community, to discuss the specific factors facing Wales’ built environment. The discussion theme of the roundtable is “Delivering on the Decarbonisation agenda in the built environment in Wales”. The … Continue reading “Gillian Charlesworth invites Wales’ policy makers and senior building experts to discuss the country’s built environment needs”

BRE Group welcomes new leadership

Gillian Charlesworth has taken up the role of CEO at BRE Group, the world’s leading building science centre. Gillian brings with her extensive experience as a transformative leader, in both the UK and internationally, and is highly respected in her field. As BRE Group’s Chief Executive, Gillian will be responsible for the organisation’s strategy and … Continue reading “BRE Group welcomes new leadership”

BRE launches book to help children better understand how adaptations in the home can help elderly relatives with dementia

BRE launches book to help children better understand how adaptations in the home can help elderly relatives with dementia World leading building science centre BRE is publishing a children’s book to explain the effects of dementia to young relatives of those with the condition. Coinciding with Dementia Action Week (20 – 26th May), “A Home to … Continue reading “BRE launches book to help children better understand how adaptations in the home can help elderly relatives with dementia”