Urban Regeneration and Green Town Development

Urban Regeneration and Green Town Development

We have a wealth of experience in working with local authorities, developers and development partnerships, building control officers, local enterprise partnerships and other key stakeholders in helping to identify, shape and realise sustainable development aspirations.

Whether you're looking to implement a new-build or regeneration programme, or have green town aspirations, we can help in a number of ways.

Identifying the development
Defining work programmes
Ensuring an energy focus
Upskilling the construction sector
Redeveloping existing properties
New builds

 

Identifying the development

We have experience of working with key stakeholders at early stages, usually through workshop facilitation, in helping to identify and define development aspirations.

We can help to:

  • Shape the vision and aspirations for a site.
  • Develop and refine existing masterplans.
  • Review existing blueprints.
  • Identify KPIs and ways of measuring success.
  • Identify barriers to development and recommend steps to mitigate them.
     

Defining work programmes

We are able to work with you in a number of ways from identifying areas for work to securing delivery partners to carry out activity.

We can help to:

  • Scope discrete work packages.
  • Write specifications/invitations to tender for developers.
  • Participate in the procurement and assessment process.
  • Identify and secure funding.
     

Ensuring an energy focus

We recognise the importance of ensuring that energy efficiency plays a role in development plans from the outset.

We can help to:

  • Define existing energy standards to work to, or help to develop new ones.
  • Develop comprehensive energy and water blueprint strategies at building and community scale.
     

Upskilling the construction sector

In order to be able to deliver sustainable buildings and developments you need to first ensure that those carrying out the work have the required levels of energy literacy, knowledge and skills.

We can help to:

  • Deliver in-house training.
  • Develop training materials.
  • Identify formal training programmes/frameworks and providers.
  • Secure funding for training.
     

Redeveloping existing properties

Whilst new development plans are exciting, it's important not to forget about existing stock. There's plenty you can do to these properties to improve their energy efficiency and help to bring their performance in line with new-build properties.

We can help to:

  • Review existing stock and identify the quality of your data.
  • Conduct performance assessments on stock.
  • Carry out options appraisals and identify improvements.
  • Implement retrofit programmes including co-ordination of works and engagement with residents.

In particular, we provide an integrated approach to asset management and housing stock energy strategy.

New builds

Our experience shows that significant energy performance gaps occur between the planning stages of a new building and its completion in construction. We are passionate about working to reduce this.

We can help to:

  • Educate staff around the performance gap and Building Performance Evaluation.
  • Deploy our Assured Performance Process (APP) - including business case development - across new homes and non-domestic buildings.
  • Trial innovative activities such as self-build programmes.
  • Conduct post-occupancy evaluation and monitoring once works are complete to ensure planned energy performance.

What people say about this service

The National Energy Foundation provided an excellent service in supporting East Hampshire District Council to deliver its Green Town aspirations for the regeneration of Whitehill & Bordon. They helped us take another step along a journey in securing higher environmental standards for the town, specifically identifying activities which the Council could undertake with project partners to influence the planning and development process. I would recommend the National Energy Foundation to other local authorities wishing to take the lead on raising environmental standards within new and existing communities.

Bruce Collinson, Environmental Sustainability Lead, Whitehill & Bordon Project, East Hampshire District Council

www.whitehillbordon.com

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