BRE Press Office contact information

Please contact us with all media enquiries, image and footage requests, interview opportunities, location filming or to arrange a media visit to the BRE Science Park.

These details are for members of the media only, for all other enquiries please contact BRE Customer Services on +443333218811

Press Office

Tel: 07535 954567
Email: [email protected]
Office hours: 9am – 5.30pm (Monday to Friday).

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About BRE

BRE’s purpose is to contribute to a thriving and sustainable world by developing science-led solutions to built environment challenges.

Our expertise is used to tackle today’s toughest global challenges, like climate change, and the safety and security of buildings and infrastructure. We are also an international provider of robust, independent, third-party certification for fire, security and environmental products and services.

Founded in 1921, BRE (the Building Research Establishment) has been raising the standards of the built environment for over a century. BRE started as a government-funded, research-based organisation, and has become an ambitious profit-for-purpose global business. We re-invest the profit we make back into our business, so that we can deliver on our purpose to develop science-led solutions to built environment challenges.

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The innovation zone at the BRE Science Park.

Latest Press Releases

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BRE calls for reforms to EPCs to help decarbonise UK homes

Reforming Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) to be net zero-ready will speed up the decarbonisation of the UK’s built environment, according ...
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BRE supports UK government consultation on home energy assessment

BRE supports UK goverment consultation to modernise home energy assessment scheme. A public consultation has been launched to gather views ...
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LPCB Certification and Kingspan

Following BRE’s decision last year to end its commercial relationship with Kingspan, BRE now confirms that all existing Kingspan products ...
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NABERS UK to seek new administrator as BRE moves to focus on BREEAM

The Building Research Establishment (BRE) and NABERS have today announced that BRE is ending its licence agreement for the energy ...
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Poor housing will cost over £135.5bn over the next 30 years without urgent action

A new cost-benefit analysis published today by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) has revealed that remedial work to England’s poorest ...
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BRE consults on net zero BREEAM update

BRE launches consultation to seek views on a major update to its world-leading sustainability assessment method, BREEAM ...
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27,500 Dutch homes provide BREEAM’s largest single certification yet

Vesteda, a Dutch residential investor has achieved the single largest real estate sustainability certification in the world, through BRE’s leading ...
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NABERS UK Energy for Offices expanded to whole buildings & tenancies

BRE launches an expansion to NABERS UK Energy for Offices – the leading energy efficiency rating scheme for existing office ...

BRE’s expertise: our solutions & services

BRE’s expertise in sustainability encompasses the whole life cycle of the construction industry, from planning through to refurbishment or disposal. We created BREEAM, the world’s first sustainability standard for buildings. BREEAM has enabled over a million projects world-wide to reduce their carbon emissions.

Our expertise in sustainability

Our international LPCB certification schemes for fire and security products provide our customers with a stamp of approval which gives them direct access to trade in 64 countries. These schemes are the most robust and challenging anywhere in the world.

Our expertise in fire

Our expertise in safety

Our range of tools and calculators provide a unique expert insight into all aspects of energy technology, design and management to commercial, public and industrial organisations.

Our expertise in energy

BRE developed the Flood Resilient House and Dementia Friendly House – two demonstration spaces on the Innovation Zone at the BRE Science Park, aimed at showing what can be achieved to mitigate the effects of flooding and to support an ageing population.

Our expertise in resilience

As well as fire safety, BRE also provides a range of expertise on the wellbeing of communities within their built environments such as schools, workplaces and homes, including our research into Biophilic offices. BRE runs YellowJacket, the tool to manage health, safety and quality on your site, as part of the SmartSite suite of tools.

Our expertise in safety

Filming for film, TV, and commercial advertising at the BRE Science Park.

The BRE Science Park is regularly used as a location for TV and feature film productions. Ideally located, inside the M25 and close to the M1, only three miles from Leavesden Studios and close to Elstree, BRE’s 50-acre Hertfordshire filming location offers a range of building types, controllable roads, outdoor green spaces and private woodlands.

With everything from a fine Victorian country house to modern engineering test laboratories, our site has been used for commercials, scenes from popular TV soaps, has doubled as Iceland for a major feature film, and been used to host a number of stunt scenes involving pyrotechnics and large vehicle collisions.

Weekday and weekend hires can be accommodated, with the added advantage of plenty of hard standing unit base parking available at weekends. Weekday and night shoots can also be hosted, with level hardstanding available.

To learn more about film location hire at BRE, contact our agents, The Location Collective.

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A row of Victorian homes at the BRE Science Park.