5 years on and the futures bright for BRE National Solar Centre

In 2013, Greg Barker, the then Minister State for Energy and Climate Change officially opened the BRE National Solar Centre, the UK solar industry was flourishing with approximately 8,800 new PV systems being installed every month adding over 1.1GW of capacity within the year. A lot has changed for solar over the last 5 years.  … Continue reading “5 years on and the futures bright for BRE National Solar Centre”

Inspiring Places: National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthenshire

The National Botanic Garden of Wales embraces a self-imposed mission to inspire, educate and conserve. After talking with Nancy, the Education Development Officer at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, it quickly became evident the passion which the Garden has for educating the youth of today on the importance of sustainability. The Garden offers tailor … Continue reading “Inspiring Places: National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthenshire”

People & Places: RSPB Saltholme Visitors Centre, Teesside

RSPB Saltholme Visitor Centre provides a beautiful wildlife viewing experience, on a former industrial site. The Centre was designed to promote sustainable practice as well as encourage visitors to learn more about sustainability. This is definitely portrayed in the final design which actually achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating back in 2010. The building itself incorporates … Continue reading “People & Places: RSPB Saltholme Visitors Centre, Teesside”

Inspiring places: Chiltern Hills Gateway Centre

The centre is located in the beautiful Chiltern Hills at Dunstable Downs and provides a unique experience and facilities for those visiting the Chiltern Hills landscape. Commissioned by Bedfordshire County Council in partnership with The National Trust, the centre replaced an undistinguished kiosk snack bar with basic visitor facilities. The building incorporates a number of … Continue reading “Inspiring places: Chiltern Hills Gateway Centre”

Inspiring places: The Sky Garden

This week the ‘Sky Garden’ on 20 Fenchurch Street was opened to the public. Billed as the “UK’s tallest public park” the garden offers uninterrupted views across London, from the 35th floor of London’s newest iconic skyscrapper. Designed by renowned Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly and owned and operated by Land Securities and the Canary Wharf … Continue reading “Inspiring places: The Sky Garden”