Why have an Innovation Park?

The BRE Innovation Park Network has been established to inform sustainable development at a global level and stimulate innovation within the built environment.  With Parks established within the UK and China, and further facilities being developed in Brazil and Canada, the Innovation Park Network is unique in its approach, its global reach, its independence and its impact.

What does it do?

The Innovation Parks feature full-scale demonstration buildings that have been developed by industry partners.  These buildings display innovative design, materials and technologies which combine to address the development challenges facing regions across the world.

What goes on?

Technology demonstration, research, testing, training and dissemination are key activities which underpin the operation and development of the Innovation Park Network.  BRE works closely with a large number of partners from the academia, public and private sectors to shape out activities and ensure that these have a positive impact on the development community.



Dementia Home event- 8 November

BRE, Loughborough University, Halsall Lloyd Partnership and a host of industry partners have completed a demonstration building on the Innovation Park in Watford. This demonstration, entitled ‘Chris & Sally’s house: Living with Dementia’ has been designed and constructed by a multi-disciplinary team with expertise in health & care, architecture, smart technology, and building performance. This innovative approach could break the mould in relation to the development and adaptation of housing to meet the needs of our ageing population.

BRE hosted this event on 8 November 2018 and featured presentations from across the breadth of stakeholders involved in housing for an ageing population. Delegates  also had the opportunity to inform future activities related to the topic and engaged with academics and businesses who share a common interest.

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The BRE Innovation Park network allows organisations to demonstrate, research and test products, innovations and building systems in an independent environment.

Explore the history of our Innovation Parks

Our Vision and Strategy

Our vision for the BRE Innovation Parks is to establish a unique and unparalleled research and demonstration network, which inspires and develops innovative solutions that will inform the development of the global built environment. This network will work with stakeholders to identify and support innovations which demonstrate true sustainability and deliver social, economic and environmental benefits at the national and international levels.