Manchester building project aims for superior sustainability

In an investment worth £350m, project leaders for a new arena planned for east Manchester aim to create the most sustainable venue in the UK.

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Oxford college chooses sustainable design for visitor centre

A new visitor centre has been completed at Christ Church College in Oxford with sustainable features, including a thatch roof and natural building materials.

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Builder and architect join forces to remove plastic from UK construction

Merseyside builder Neal Maxwell is working with architect Dr. Gareth Abrahams to convince the construction industry to reduce the quantities of plastic waste it currently produces to zero by the (more…)

Plans unveiled to transform football club land into sustainable housing

Developers seeking to build ecofriendly housing in an area that belonged to a former football club have revealed their latest plans.

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Proposals revealed for sustainable Suffolk community hall

Architects have unveiled new plans for a community hall to be built in Framlingham in the Suffolk countryside. The single-storey building, designed to be sustainable, will be constructed with a timber frame and cover 292 square metres.

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British architects create low-carbon house with homegrown materials

London-based architects have crafted a three-bedroom family residence making use of prefabricated panels made from materials grown on the property itself.

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Net-zero offices in Liverpool and Manchester are UK first

Office buildings throughout Greater Manchester and Liverpool are included in a new portfolio of verified net-zero carbon properties.

Their status has been confirmed in line with the national Green Building Council’s (UKGBC) net-zero standard, representing a first for the United Kingdom.

The portfolio, featuring 11 office properties, is managed by Peel L&P. It includes The Alex, The Vic, Quay West, The Venus, Quay West, and Princes Dock at Liverpool Waters. Peel L&P is based in Manchester with its head office in the Trafford Centre, itself a net-zero carbon certified site.

The company has attained net-zero carbon standards through building properties to BREEAM standards from the offset, investing in energy efficiency and balancing emissions remaining with a scheme for planting new trees based in the north west of England.

Building sustainable constructions is an ever increasing necessity for architects in Chester, Manchester, Liverpool and other cities when drawing up designs. Not only is it vital for the future of architecture, but it’s also essential in order to comply with current governmental goals and legislation.

Mayor for Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham commented:

“If we are to deliver on our carbon neutral commitment for 2038, published in our five-year environment plan, we need to urgently make deep cuts in emissions from our building stock.”

Director for sustainability at Peel L&P, Jo Holden, stated the firm will be vigilant. Each of the properties that have been newly verified will be reassessed annually in a bid to maintain and expand the quantity of net-zero properties in its portfolio.

UK council gives approval to sustainable stadium

A Gloucestershire football club has been awarded permission to build a stadium entirely from wood by Stroud Council.

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Architects show support for new RIBA sustainability guide

The Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) new guide for sustainability released to aid professionals address the issue of climate emergency has been welcomed by architects.

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Greg Clark says the UK needs better homes

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Greg Clark, has pointed out that building more houses is not enough. He is calling for them to be (more…)

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