Friday, 7th October 2016

Temple hosts sustainability workshop with SECBE

Temple is proud to have sponsored the ‘sustainability’ category at the SECBE Awards for the last 4 years. As is tradition, we’re hosting a post-Awards workshop with SECBE where a number of the organisations shortlisted for the category will be presenting on the projects that caught the judge’s eyes. There was an incredible array of projects this year (see below) and we’re proud to be hosting an event that will provide delegates with an update on these impressive projects, as well as offer advice from those at the cutting-edge of the sector. The presentations will include:

• Winner: Elmsbrook, North West Bicester – Steve Hornblow and Louise Caves, A2 Dominion:

North West Bicester is the UK’s first Eco Town; at its heart is the desire to create affordable housing for people to live healthy, sustainable lifestyles. The Masterplan provides 6,000 homes and the amenities will include: 5 new schools, a health centre, a country park, commercial space and a community farm. Elmsbrook is the first phase of the of the developments. Already the scheme has delivered 30% less carbon per home during construction compared to traditional build, through focusing on the embodied carbon of individual materials and local sourcing. Further details here.

• Finalist: Land Rover Bar America’s Cup HQ and Facilities Building – Phil Ward, CPWP and Matthew Williams, HGP Architects:

Home of Ben Ainslie’s Racing, the Land Rover HQ is a purpose-built facility housing all of the team’s equipment. Using modern methods of construction – and with technologies incorporated into the design to seek carbon neutral credentials – the 27m tall, 2670sq.m building delivers the various functions required of the building, around a central light well. The building achieved BREEAM excellent standards. Further details here.

• Finalist: Northern Line Extension: Responsible Resource Use – Cathy Oates, Transport for London (TfL) and Rob McCarthy, Laing O’Rourke:

Northern Line Extension (NLE) demonstrates what can be achieved when all parties pursue an enlightened and strategic approach to “waste” by embracing a philosophy of responsible resource use. Where waste is no longer a waste but a material resource. Transport for London’s (TfL’s) project brief and procurement process drove the approach, setting standards and expectations from the beginning. The approach was taken up by the FLO (Ferrovial Laing O’Rourke) team and has permeated all areas of the supply chain.

The event will see presentations from each organisation for 15 minutes, followed by a Q&A segment led by Mark Furlonger (Senior Technical Director).

Time / date: 10.30 – 12:00, Wednesday 30 November.
Venue: Temple’s London office, Devon House, 58-60 St Katharine’s Way, London, E1W 1LB. Please find a map and directions here.

Breakfast will be provided.

If you’d like to register for this event, simply email, ensuring you state the name of the event.