Riding high: Dubai’s indoor rollercoaster

An effective air condition system was essential to making the Storm indoor rollercoaster viable in Dubai’s desert environment. Andy Pearson explains how Cundall minimised cooling loads by creating a temperature gradient using a tower of air handling units

Are EPCs fit for existing hotel building stock?

Legislation is forcing landlords to improve the performance of buildings based on energy performance certificates. REsustain’s Annie Marston compares the actual performance of hotels with their EPCs to understand the most effective improvements

Burrell Collection retrofit: a glazing success

The Grade A-listed Burrell Collection houses important works of art, but poor fabric performance has made the museum unsustainable. Andy Pearson explains how the building’s glazed façade was restored to make the gallery fit for a low carbon future

Bloom Clerkenwell: the peak of health

To tempt workers back to the office, developers have to deliver healthy workplaces that score highly on sustainability and smart technology. Andy Pearson looks at post-pandemic office design at Bloom Clerkenwell

Fit for purpose: Pinsent Mason’s healthy fit-out

Pinsent Masons’ people-centric approach to its workplace environment meant aiming for Well certification at the fit-out of its new Edinburgh office. Andy Pearson finds out how the ventilation system was upgraded to turn a good building into an ultra-healthy one

Case study: Clatterbridge Cancer Centre

Patient comfort was at the heart of Aecom’s award-winning design for Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, which used modern methods of construction and a digital twin to ensure the building achieved industry-leading savings in energy and carbon

Case study: the services design team behind 100 Liverpool Street

CIBSE Employer of the Year ChapmanBDSP says support, praise and recognition are key to attracting and retaining the best people. Recently, the practice took staff on a tour of 100 Liverpool Street, a major commercial retrofit, which has become British Land’s first net zero building. Andy Pearson reports