Sustainability

Mariners Quay, Newport: largest completed Code 5 project in the UK, 2011
Mariners Quay Newport: largest completed Code 5 project in the UK, 2011
Tata Offices and Storage Facility, Port Talbot: highest scoring BREEAM OUtstanding industrial project in Wales 2012
Tata Offices & Storage Facility Port Talbot: highest BREEAM Outstanding score: industrial project: Wales 2012
Crownbridge SEN School, Cwmbran: highest scoring BREEAM Bespoke project in Wales, 2012
Crownbridge SEN School Cwmbran: highest BREEAM score: Bespoke project: Wales 2012
Offices for Ceredigion County Council, Aberystwyth: highest scoring BREEAM Excellent office project in Wales 2010
Ceredigion County Council Offices Aberystwyth: highest BREEAM score Excellent: office project: Wales 2010
School of Industrial Design (Project Alex), University of Wales Trinity St. David: BREEAM Excellent
School of Industrial Design University of Wales Trinity St. David: BREEAM Excellent
B&Q 'Eco Learning Store', Merthyr Tydfil: CEW Sustainability Award 2016
B&Q 'Eco Learning Store', Merthyr Tydfil: CEW Sustainability Award 2016

Powell Dobson has been championing sustainable and energy efficient design since 1997 when we designed offices for Arup Cardiff, which were naturally ventilated and included exposed vaulted concrete soffits for enhanced thermal mass - a pioneering approach at the time.

Sustainability is therefore at the core of our design output and is reflected in our commitment to staff skills and our design review processes.

We currently employ three BREEAM Assessors and two Code for Sustainable Homes Assessors, all of whom are qualified architects, ensuring an even more integrated approach to design by our architectural teams.

Our design approach is always one of "fabric first", with the fundamentals of the building envelope designed to ensure that environmental control is managed as passively as possible, before resorting to energy-consuming technology.

Our track record of completed buildings with BREEAM certification, including two projects achieving "Outstanding", is a testament to our extensive experience in this field.