All these projects are designed with natural materials, daylight, views, and fresh air. Our National Automotive Innovation Centre and The Catkin Centre demonstrate our skills in low-carbon, timber structural design. The Catkin Centre supports healing through its therapeutic layout, using biophilic design patterns, for example to create refuge spaces with views to nature.
Image: National Automotive Innovation Centre © Hufton+Crow
We use resources wisely, including energy. Bunhill 2 and GreenSCIES re-use wasted heat from the London Underground, data centres, and offices, to heat local homes, schools, and public buildings. We have measured operational and embodied carbon to inform decisions and advance knowledge on all these projects.
Future of mobility
The National Automotive Innovation Centre integrates research across disciplines and company IP thresholds to empower the future of low carbon transport that will transform our cities. GreenSCIES will be a Smart Local Energy System including energy storage for electric vehicle charging combined with cycling and walking routes.
Each project has been carefully composed to fit its context and to use materials simply and elegantly while taking care to consider whole-life embodied carbon and reduced toxicity.