GWP-PS VISIT LEADING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AT MASDAR CITY IN ABU DHABI

GWP Project Services Director and current BREEAM Assessor of the Year Barry Rankin recently paid a visit to Masdar City, one of the worlds leading low carbon developments in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates. The research tour included an experience on the PRT – an unmanned electric podcar transit system which links theRead More

JEANS FOR GENES DAY

Staff from both GWP Project Services and GWP Architecture supported Jeans for Genes Day today by wearing denim for the day and making a donation. Jeans for Genes day raises money for the charity Genetic Disorders UK who provide advice and support to individuals and families affected by these various disorders. The annual nationwide eventRead More

BREEAM ASSESSOR OF THE YEAR PRESENTS TO BRE

GWP Director and current BREEAM Assessor of the year, Barry Rankin, was recently invited by BRE to hold individual consultation on the BREEAM Assessment method, including development of BREEAM 2014 New Construction criteria as well as presenting to the wider BREEAM team of consultants, technicians and support staff on the challenges of undertaking BREEAM AssessmentsRead More

PASSIVHAUS TRIP TO FRANKFURT & HEIDELBERG

GWP Architecture and GWP Project Services continued a tradition of international research visits by travelling to the EU’s finance capital Frankfurt, which also combined attendance at the International Passivhaus Conference and a visit to Dahmstadt & Heidelburg commonly known as the home of Passivhaus. Senior members of GWP and clients were given a guided tourRead More

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE DISTILLERY ACHIEVES WORLD FIRST

The Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery at Laverstoke Mill in Hampshire is the first distillery and also the first refurbishment to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ BREEAM design-stage accreditation. The distillery process buildings designed by GWP Architecture have been awarded an impressive score of 86.81%, the second highest score for an industrial building by BREEAM. Martin Townsend DirectorRead More

BARRY RANKIN WINS BREEAM ASSESSOR OF THE YEAR

Director of GWP Project Services, Barry Rankin has become BREEAM Assessor of the Year at this years annual BREEAM Awards held last night at the ExCeL Centre in London. Barry who is a licensed and qualified Ecohomes, Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM Assessor, a BREEAM Accredited Professional (AP) and member of The Passivhaus Trust, receivedRead More

CARLISLE STUDENT VILLAGE FIRST TO BE ‘OUTSTANDING’

GWP Architecture is pleased to announce that phase 1 of their Denton Holme Student Village scheme has achieved a BREEAM design stage rating of ‘Outstanding’ with a credit score of 86.12%. This is the first scheme of any type to achieve this prestigious rating under the new assessment criteria introduced in 2012. Carlisle Conservative MPRead More

DR AVI FRIEDMAN GIVES SUSTAINABILITY LECTURE AT GWP OFFICES

The practice was fortunate to have Dr Avi Friedman from McGill University, Montréal in the office over the last few days discussing recent developments in sustainable design. These discussions culminated in a presentation to the practice by the Professor that included his current standing on sustainability, his most recent work in Ontario and Alberta inRead More