From boardoom to boutique: converting 80s offices into a stylish hotel

In transforming a 1980s London office into a stylish hotel, ChapmanBDSP has helped minimise embodied carbon while providing safe, sustainable accommodation for London’s returning visitors,…

September 2021

Saving energy through retrofits of heritage properties in Myanmar

The affordable retrofit of 25 historic buildings in Myanmar could form the template for making millions of existing buildings across Asia climate resilient, says Doh…

September 2021 retrofitting

Lesson in continuity: Streatham and Clapham High School extension

Collaboration was key for the design and construction teams involved in the low-energy extension of Streatham and Clapham High School, in London, which had to…

July 2021 Schools

A new era for heat: Queens Quay heat pump

A large-scale ammonia water source heat pump at the Queens Quay heat network in Glasgow promises to decarbonise heat for new and existing buildings. Vital…

July 2021 heat networks

Case study: the challenge of reusing central plant at the £60m retrofit of 1 Finsbury Avenue

Arup reused as much MEP plant as possible when transforming a 1980s City office into a stripped-back space aimed at London’s dynamic tech sector. Andy Pearson looks…

July 2021 retrofitting

Heating Cambridge’s all-electric Entopia Building

The heating demands of a 1930s Cambridge University building will be reduced to a minimum in a deep energy retrofit that will enable a small,…

April 2021 low carbon
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