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BREEAM Awards - 16 of the best sustainable designs rewarded

Holder Mathias, Stride Treglown, Chetwoods and White Design all bagged top marks in the 2010 BREEAM Awards last night (3 March)

The practices were named alongside AHP, Taylor Young, Wilson Mason & Partners, Peter Kulka Architektur, GWP, Alec French Architects and Capita Symonds as the designers of sixteen of the most successful BREEAM Excellent rated buildings at the awards ceremony at Ecobuild in Earls Court.

Holder Mathias Architects took the BREEAM Bespoke award for its Bletchley Leisure Centre - a sports-based regeneration project which boasts a biomass boiler and reduced water consumption.

BREEAM Bespoke award: Bletchley Leisure Centre by Holder Mathias Architects

BREEAM Bespoke award: Bletchley Leisure Centre by Holder Mathias Architects

Stride Treglown’s Salisbury Law Court swiped the BREEAM Courts award. According to the judges ‘the scheme maximises natural ventilation and reduces water consumption’.

AHP Architects & Surveyors received the BREEAM Ecohomes award for Sanderstead Road in Croydon. The scheme for Metropolitan Housing Trust uses ‘responsibly’ procured timber frames and is highly insulated.

Carol Atkinson, chief executive of BRE Global said: ‘These buildings have comprehensively demonstrated their remarkable environmental credentials whilst also providing attractive and commercially viable accommodation, workplaces and community facilities.’

To get the Excellent rating developments must earn most of the performance credits available in the areas of: energy, materials, waste, water, ecology, pollution, transport, management, and health and wellbeing.

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