Gillian Charlesworth CEO at BRE

BRE responds to Chancellor’s Spring statement

Following the Chancellor’s Spring statement, BRE’s CEO Gillian Charlesworth commented: “Measures to support households through the cost-of-living crisis are welcome.”

Housing in England

BRE report finds poor housing is costing NHS £1.4bn a year

BRE report – ‘The Cost of Poor Housing in England’ – quantifies the cost burden to the NHS caused by hazards arising from poor quality homes in England Findings reveal that 2.6 million homes in England – 11% of the country’s housing stock – are categorised as ‘poor quality’ and therefore hazardous to occupants Most … Continue reading “BRE report finds poor housing is costing NHS £1.4bn a year”

Testing of doors for mental health facility

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”