BRE Press Office Contact Information
Contact us with all media enquiries, image/footage requests, interview opportunities, and for more location filming or Innovation Park media visit information.
These details are for members of the media only, for all other enquiries please contact BRE Customer Services on +44 (0)333 321 8811.
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We are BRE
BRE is the world’s leading, multi-disciplinary building science organisation: an innovative group of researchers, scientists, engineers and technicians who share a common goal – to make the built environment better for all.
BRE uses independent cutting-edge research to generate new knowledge and to develop our range of products, services, standards and qualifications which are used around the world to bring about positive change in the built environment. BRE’s work helps to ensure that buildings, homes and communities are safe, efficient, productive, sustainable and enjoyable places to be, and BRE’s customers use our expertise and services to deliver their social, environmental and economic goals.
Latest Press Releases
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
Gillian Charlesworth invites Wales’ policy makers and senior building experts to discuss the country’s built environment needs
BRE launches book to help children better understand how adaptations in the home can help elderly relatives with dementia
Frameworks to build a better Britain
Frameworks to build a better Britain is a BRE series of roundtables and interviews with planners, architects, policy-makers, and construction experts about the future of the built environment.
Read our latest roundtable discussion, hosted in Manchester on the question: How can Britain’s Built Environment Tackle Social Exclusion?
Buildings are responsible for 40% of the UK’s CO2 emissions
10 Years on from the Climate Change Act (2008), BRE Celebrates more than 20,000 BREEAM Assessed Buildings in the UK. BRE’s BREEAM is the sustainability rating tool of choice for London. At the end of 2016, 9% (1.33m sq ft) of office space in the Capital was BREEAM certified, outperforming all other certification standards.
BRE’s Unique Expertise: Our Solutions & Services
BRE’s expertise in sustainability encompasses the whole life cycle of the construction industry, from planning through to refurbishment or disposal. We created the world’s first sustainability standard for buildings: BREEAM.
Our international LPCB certification schemes for fire and security products provide our customers with a stamp of approval which gives them direct access to trade in 64 countries. These schemes are the most robust and challenging anywhere in the world. They put health, safety and wellbeing first.
Our range of tools and calculators provide a unique expert insight into all aspects of energy technology, design and management to commercial, public and industrial organisations. BRE set-up and runs the National Solar Centre – the UK’s centre of solar energy excellence.
BRE owns the Flood Resilient House and Dementia Friendly House – two demonstration spaces on the Watford Innovation Park, aimed at showing what can be achieved to mitigate the effects of floods and an ageing population. We also work to support research into disaster relief through Q-SAND.
As well as Fire Safety, BRE also provides a range of expertise on the wellbeing of individuals within their built environments such as schools, workplaces and homes. This includes our research into Biophilic offices. BRE runs YellowJacket, the tool to manage health, safety and quality on your site, as part of the SmartSite suite of tools.
Filming for film, TV, and commercial advertising on the BRE Campus
The BRE Watford Campus is regularly used as a location for TV and feature film productions. Ideally located, inside the M25 and close to the M1, only three miles from Leavesden Studios and close to Elstree too, BRE’s 50-acre Hertfordshire filming location offers a range of building types, controllable roads, outdoor green spaces and private woodlands.
With everything from a fine Victorian Country House to modern engineering test laboratories, our site has been used for commercials, scenes from popular TV soaps, has doubled as Iceland for a major feature film, and been used to host a number of stunt scenes involving pyrotechnics and large vehicle collisions.
Weekday and weekend hires can be accommodated, with the added advantage of plenty of hard standing unit base parking available at weekends. Weekday and night shoots can be hosted, with level hardstanding available.
To learn more about film location hire at BRE, contact our agents, The Location Collective.