Research  |  Retrofit

Beyond Net Zero

Melvin Lau outlines how deep energy plays a key role in holistic retrofit and provides direction to make buildings reach beyond net zero by 2050.


Design for Disassembly

Sean Bignold and Fergus Sweeney outline key principles of Design for Disassembly in the circular economy, drawing insights from Ryder case studies.


Closing the Loop

Research Assistant, Fergus Sweeney, outlines the transition from a linear to a circular economy in ensuring a sustainable future for the built environment.


Manchester Central Library

The transformation of a grade II* listed library as part of the wider refurbishment of Manchester’s town hall complex, widely regarded as one of the finest groups of civic buildings in the country.


King George V School

The classrooms had not been renovated in over 30 years, and were identified for renovation in alignment with an international best practice approach to teaching spaces.


Riverbank School

The base level refurbishment involved a basic upgrade to the MEP systems that had reached their end of life but included no alteration to the building fabric.


Newcastle Central Station

The brief was to declutter and revitalise the beautiful grade I listed structure and provide new and improved passenger facilities.


India Buildings

The restoration and enhancement of an iconic grade II* listed ‘merchants’ palace’ built in the 1930s, for use as a high performing, modern workplace for HMRC.


Coach Road

The deep energy retrofit of two semi detached houses located in Washington, Tyne and Wear.


Durham History Centre

Durham History Centre is a new central hub for the collection and exhibition of almost 900 years of the county’s history.


Lipman Building EnerPHit

The concept design was developed to Passive House EnerPHit standard, making it the largest EnerPHit project in the United Kingdom and the third largest in Europe at the time.


ICHNE Laboratories

COVID testing laboratories designed for Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals, including delivery areas, staged laboratory testing areas, and support and welfare space for approximately 1,000 staff.

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