“4R’s – Retrofit, Refurb, Reuse and Reduce Property solutions for challenging economic times”
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The sixth joint study day was held on Wednesday 23rd May, at the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design (BIAD), Birmingham.
In the morning there were four presentations:
Theory of the 4R’s - Kevin Singh, Head of Birmingham School of Architecture and Mike Dring, Programme Director, Birmingham School of Architecture
Skills for Refurbishment Jonathan Davis is CEO of CoRE, the Centre of Refurbishment Excellence, the national training centre for refurbishment skills based in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent.
Regeneration – Retrofit of towns Philip Singleton, Chief Executive of Millennium Point
Standardising refurbishment and the advantages of early engagement Rachel Johns, Framework Manager, Morgan Sindall
In the afternoon there were six workshops:
Competence and Qualification – David Thomas, ECA Education and Training Manager
Primary Expansion Programme of Free Schools – Danny Pollock, MACE, Engineering Manager
Zero Carbon – Lubo Jankovic, Reader in Sustainable Design, BIAD
Building Regulations 2013 – the implications for the refurbishment and retrofit of buildings - Richard Cymlar Principal Consultant, Acivico Building Consultancy (A Birmingham City Council Wholly Owned Company)
Soft Landings – Jo Harris and John Sands, BSRIA
The afternoon was closed with a presentation on Reuse, Refurbishment and Retrofit to houses in Hull from Steve George, Director of Design, NPS Group (Humber) and Fei-fei Sun, Research Associate, University of Lincoln & NPS Group (Humber).
The day before there was the opportunity to visit two buildings in the area, 1 Lancaster Circus and Woodcock Street which included a presentation from Associated Architects.
The 20,000sqm refurbishment project at Number 1 Lancaster Circus was just one of the projects included in Birmingham City Council’s Central Administrative Building (CAB) programme to rationalise the number of offices housing Council staff and bring them into the 21st Century. Alongside much reduced energy consumption more staff can be accommodated in a much improved environment.
The recently completed Woodcock Street office development is a key part of Birmingham City Council’s Working for the Future programme which will create savings of £100 million over 25 years.Woodcock Street is the largest single investment in new accommodation by Birmingham City Council for over 100 years and is set to accommodate 3,000 occupants over 5 floors.