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Hodkinson Consultancy Contributes to Planning Success at 74-80 Peach Street, Wokingham

Posted on October 29th 2014

Wokingham Borough Council resolved to grant planning permission recently for the redevelopment at 74-80 Peach Street in Wokingham town centre. This mixed use development by Tropic Estates Ltd will deliver 140 sq metres of retail space and 39 residential apartments, and includes the replacement of a former office building. Hodkinson Consultancy is extremely pleased to have been able to work with …

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Elmington Estate Redevelopment – Planning Applications Submitted

Posted on October 9th 2014

Hodkinson Consultancy prepared Energy and Sustainability Statements to support three simultaneous planning applications for the redevelopment of the Elmington Estate, which were submitted in September to the London Borough of Southwark by Bellway Homes (Thames Gateway) and Family Mosaic. In 2012, Bellway Homes (Thames Gateway) and Family Mosaic were selected as the London Borough of Southwark’s development partners for the …

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Potential Changes for 2016 to SAP Could Reduce CO2 Benefits of District Heating

Posted on October 9th 2014

Changes are being considered to SAP which could substantially reduce the CO2 reductions currently achievable with district heating and Combined Heat & Power (CHP). If these changes come forward, it could make district heating and CHP a less appropriate energy strategy in terms of meeting planning policies and Building Regulations requirements for environmental performance. SAP currently assumes a default district …

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Added Value of BREEAM

Posted on October 9th 2014

Reduced operational costs, higher rental value and increased staff productivity are just a few of the added benefits of BREEAM certified commercial buildings. Recent research undertaken by Sweett Group and BRE has shown that achievement of a BREEAM rating adds value to a development with little or no additional cost. Early consideration of BREEAM credits allows for maximum value to …

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Football Fundraising Raises Over £48,000 for Demelza Hospice Care

Posted on October 6th 2014

Employees from Hodkinson Consultancy took part in the Berkeley Foundation 5-a-side football event at Wembley Stadium to raise funds for Demelza Hospice Care for Children.

Demelza Hospice Care for Children offers young people in the South East of England who are not expected to reach adulthood with their family, support, memories and activities which are not available elsewhere. More information can be found on their website at www.demelza.org.uk

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