EPG Latest News (July 2018)

Structural Waterproofing Designs

As projects at Downe Leisure Centre; Lombard Street, London; Ulster University, Belfast and Surrey University in Guildford near completion, several others are underway incorporating structural waterproofing designed by EPG including Phase 3A of Battersea Power Station Redevelopment (Keltbray/SRM), mixed developments at Chatham Waters and Liverpool Waters (Forrest/Peel Holdings) and Queen Victoria House in Bristol (SMS).

SUDS & Blue Roofs

EPG continues to expand the use of innovative SUDS designs including blue-green roofing with numerous new and ongoing appointments including Keybridge House, Nine Elms (Mount Anvil); Elephant & Castle (Lend Lease); Dylon, Sydenham (Crest Nicholson); The Gates, Durham (SRM)

Contaminated Land Redevelopment

Sir Robert McAlpine has recently appointed EPG to undertake the next phase of the Pinewood Studios development at Iver Heath after the successful implementation of the Phase 1 remediation measures last year. EPG’s continued growth in the remediation sector reflects our ongoing commitment to delivering cost-effective solutions, based on robust detailed qualitative risk assessments and our unrivalled expertise in the gas contamination risk evaluation and mitigation provision.

Research Updates

Following on from the recent publication of Guidance on the construction of SuDS (CIRIA C768), authored by Sue Illman and Steve Wilson; EPG’s Rod Green heads up our continued commitment to research with several partners looking at the potential use of SUDS in refugee camps, which is sponsored by The Humanitarian Innovation Fund.

In a similar vein EPG is collaborating with the BRE, Goundworks London and Polypipe to develop a sensory garden to support a much broader project with a team comprising BRE, Halsall Lloyd Partnership, Liverpool John Moores University and Loughborough University researching the role of the built environment in the treatment and management of dementia. BRE officially opened ‘Chris and Sally’s’ dementia house at their Innovation Park in Watford on 4th July. A pop-up rain-garden designed by EPG will later be incorporated into a permanent relaxation and activity space.

Training in Iceland

Steve Wilson recently travelled to Reykjavik to deliver a SUDS workshop to local practitioners and it was so well received that a follow up workshop is to be arranged later this year.

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