Technical newsletters about emerging issues & our latest research

Wind modelling brings Planning Success for Bournemouth University

Posted on September 27th 2016

We are delighted that the planning application for new teaching facilities and student residential accommodation for Bournemouth University has recently been approved by Bournemouth Borough Council. We were appointed by ThreeSixtyDevelopments to undertake complex wind analysis of the development proposals. The development is situated in central Bournemouth and includes the provision of over 10,000 m2 of high quality teaching facilities …

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Hodkinson Consultancy Director Appointments

Posted on September 27th 2016

To support the continued growth and further development of the business we are very pleased to announce that Alex Gilbert, Charlotte Booth, Chris Scobie, Donald Sinclair and Matthew Bailey have all been appointed Directors of the company. All these internal promotions will help to develop our excellent team of energy and environmental specialists as we provide increasingly complex and high …

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Hodkinson Consultancy presents at International Low Energy Conference

Posted on September 26th 2016

One of our specialists, Olga Tsagkalidou participated in this year’s Passive and Low Energy Architecture conference in Los Angeles, presenting her research paper ‘Environmental Retrofit of the Unexploited Roofscape: Case Studies in Athens and Thessaloniki’, co-authored by A. Stanitsa and Dr. S. Yannas. Her research work was undertaken during her MSc degree at the Architectural Association School of Architecture. The …

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Planning Success at Abbey Retail Park South, Barking

Posted on September 6th 2016

We are delighted to have supported be:here (part of Willmott Dixon Residential delivery Private Rented units) to planning success for the redevelopment of the Abbey Retail Park South in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. The site is situated within the Barking Town Centre Area Action Plan. The development comprises 597 new residential dwellings (studios, one beds and two beds) and …

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Very Low Noise Levels Reduce Quality

Posted on August 19th 2016

It is common practice that Local Authorities set planning conditions to ensure internal noise levels meet appropriate acoustic targets. We have advised on projects where Local Authorities have set very low target noise levels on the basis that they expect this to provide higher quality dwellings and better living conditions. Where we have encountered such situations we liaised with the …

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London Plan: Zero Carbon Homes Deadline Approaches

Posted on August 18th 2016

The commencement date for the implementation of the ‘Zero Carbon’ standard by the Greater London Authority (GLA) is drawing closer, with all residential Stage 1 schemes received by the Mayor after 1 October expected to achieve this standard. ‘Zero Carbon’ has been defined by the GLA as a 35% reduction over Part L 2013 achieved on site, with the remaining …

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Delighted to Support Berkeley Group Deliver Southall Gas Works Redevelopment

Posted on August 15th 2016

We are delighted to support Berkeley Group in the delivery of Southall Waterside, the significant mixed-use redevelopment of the former Southall gasworks site in the London Borough of Ealing. We are providing extensive Energy and Environmental Consultancy, including the District Heating Masterplan and Low-Energy Façade Optimisation. On 18th May 2016, Phase A received a unanimous resolution to grant planning. As …

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Health and Wellbeing in Homes – UK Green Building Council Report

Posted on August 15th 2016

We are pleased to have been a key contributor to the Health and Wellbeing in Homes report, launched by the UK Green Building Council in July this year. The report aims to increase the focus of the property industry on how they can positively improve the mental, social and physical health and wellbeing of home occupiers, by providing recommendations and …

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The Value of Early Planning for Heat Metering and Billing

Posted on August 15th 2016

Failure to consider how to meter and bill customers for heat from communal heating at an early stage exposes developers to the risk of lost revenue, interruptions to customer heat supply and significant reputational damage if customers perceive that the billing system is not fair, accurate and competitive. From our recent experience we recommend that developers including a communal heating …

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New Starters

Posted on August 15th 2016

We are delighted to welcome three new people to our team, Vasiliki Kourgiozou, Zoe Lowther and Russell Hodgson. Russell and Zoe have joined us as graduate trainees and Vasiliki as an energy specialist. Vasiliki joins us with a skill-set developed on her Masters in Environmental Design & Engineering at UCL, with a focus in building modelling and optimisation. Russell has …

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