UK’s 1st refurbishment BREEAM Excellent education award
Our BREEAM assessors have achieved the UK’s first refurbishment BREEAM ‘Excellent’ education accreditation for this this £4.3m project to retrofit Bedford College’s workshop block into a modern, low-carbon learning centre.
Bedford College’s Bruntland Building named after the leading environmentalist and sustainability pioneer, Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, is a 1960’s concrete frame and panel building which required a much needed update.
Used as a demonstration centre it is bursting with the latest green technologies including a wind turbine, solar panels, and river water cooling, which provides critical data on its performance, benefiting staff, students and the local community.
The project has also been shortlisted as a finalist at the Education estates awards in November 2014