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

Case study: LSE’s Marshall Building

The London School of Economics’ Marshall Building invites the public to the heart of the university via its spectacular Grand Hall. Andy Pearson finds out how ChapmanBDSP used the concrete structure to deliver a passive-first design that delivered natural ventilation in key areas

Case study: St John’s College, Oxford, Library and Study Centre

Max Fordham’s design for the Library and Study Centre at St John’s College, Oxford, is a worthy winner of the CIBSE Champion of Champions title. Andy Pearson looks at an all-electric services design that provides comfort while targeting net zero emissions

Digging for Britain: Swaffham Prior’s heat network

Escalating energy prices and the urgent need to decarbonise means communities are looking to move away from fossil fuel as a heating source. A pioneering heat network in the Cambridgeshire village of Swaffham Prior is aiming to use a hybrid heat pump system, coupled with a solar farm, to provide ultra-low carbon, affordable heating for every resident, business and school.
Andy Pearson reports

Next generation: Arup’s net zero office at 80 Charlotte Street

Arup’s all-electric office at 80 Charlotte Street London is developer Derwent London’s first net zero office scheme. Andy Pearson examines the heat and cooling strategy that combines heat pumps and chillers, and looks at how Covid affected the design and delivery of the project