BRE Press Office Contact Information

Contact us with all media enquiries, image/footage requests, interview opportunities, location filming or to arrange a media visit to the BRE Innovation 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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We are BRE

BRE is the world’s leading, multi-disciplinary building science organisation: an innovative group of researchers, scientists, engineers and technicians who share a common goal – to make the built environment better for all.

We use independent cutting-edge research to generate new knowledge and to develop our range of products, services, standards and qualifications which are used around the world to bring about positive change in the built environment. Our work helps to ensure that buildings, homes and communities are safe, efficient, productive, sustainable and enjoyable places to be, and our customers use our expertise and services to deliver their social, environmental and economic goals.

Learn more about BRE and download our info sheet.

Latest Press Releases

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Tackling cold homes would save the NHS £540mn per year, new BRE research reveals

New analysis of the latest English Housing Survey data by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) finds that excessively cold homes ...
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BRE calls on UK government to improve the energy efficiency of Britain’s homes.

BRE is calling on government to improve consumer awareness of heat pumps, accelerate the roll-out of insulation, and invest to ...
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BRE’s BIM certification scheme amongst the first to achieve UKAS accreditation

Building Research Establishment (BRE), the world-leading building science centre, has today announced that its “ISO 19650-2:2018 Information Management Certification for Businesses ...
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The Security Institute becomes the new scheme operator for SABRE, as part of new plans announced by BRE

Building Research Establishment (BRE), the world-leading building science centre, has today announced it will be entering into a partnership with ...
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BRE announces new project with BEIS to modernise home energy rating scheme in time for Future Homes Standard

BRE, the world-leading building science centre, has today announced a new project with BEIS to improve and modernise the methodology ...
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BRE welcomes leading industry expert Eloise Francis as Director of Innovation

BRE has today announced the appointment of Eloise Francis as its new Director of Innovation. In her new role, Eloise ...
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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." ...
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BRE announces winners of BREEAM Awards 2022

BRE has revealed the winners of its annual BREEAM Awards, announced at the BREEAM Summit and Awards 2022 ...

Frameworks to build a better Britain

Frameworks to build a better Britain is a BRE series of roundtables and interviews with planners, architects, policy-makers, and construction experts about the future of the built environment.

Read our latest roundtable discussion, hosted in Manchester on the question: How can Britain’s Built Environment Tackle Social Exclusion?

Buildings are responsible for 40% of the UK’s CO2 emissions

10 Years on from the Climate Change Act (2008), BRE Celebrates more than 20,000 BREEAM Assessed Buildings in the UK. BRE’s BREEAM is the sustainability rating tool of choice for London. At the end of 2016, 9% (1.33m sq ft) of office space in the Capital was BREEAM certified, outperforming all other certification standards.

Read about BRE’s role in reducing CO2 emissions

BRE’s Unique 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 the world’s first sustainability standard for buildings: BREEAM.

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. They put health, safety and wellbeing first.

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. BRE set-up and runs the National Solar Centre – the UK’s centre of solar energy excellence.

Our expertise in energy

BRE owns the Flood Resilient House and Dementia Friendly House – two demonstration spaces on the Watford Innovation Park, aimed at showing what can be achieved to mitigate the effects of floods and an ageing population. We also work to support research into disaster relief through Q-SAND.

Our expertise in resilience

As well as Fire Safety, BRE also provides a range of expertise on the wellbeing of individuals within their built environments such as schools, workplaces and homes. This includes 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 on the BRE Campus

The BRE Watford Campus 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 too, 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 be hosted, with level hardstanding available.

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

Location filming for film, TV, and commercial advertising