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Restoring and Futureproofing Heritage Estates

15 Oct 2024
Sustainability Stage
Sustainability Stage

Repurposing heritage buildings sustainably: how a UTC futureproofed their estate
Glenn Jensen, Senior Assistant Principal, Ron Dearing University Technical College & Steve Dam, Retrofit Lead, Sewell Group

Follow the journey of how Ron Dearing UTC brought a derelict, historic former fire station back to life, creating STEAM Studios – a £5m low-carbon state-of-the-art creative hub including digital and photography studios, a sixth form independent study centre, gallery and exhibition space.

We’ll look at how we balanced sustainability, budgets and performance and got students involved to create a modern learning environment.

Two of the education sector’s main challenges are increasing capacity and becoming more sustainable. We’ll show how both these goals can be achieved together, creating long-term sustainability alongside extended, improved facilities.

Wellington College Estates Masterplan and Decarbonisation Strategy
Edwin Wai, Wellington College & Gavin Miller, MICA

Join us as we explore Wellington College's ambitious journey towards sustainability, with a focus on reducing carbon emissions and achieving net-zero across a large, historic estate. Ed Wai, Group Estates Bursar, and Gavin Miller, Director MICA Architects, will showcase innovative decarbonisation, energy modelling expertise, and the balance between sustainability and heritage preservation. Discover cost-effective planning, ongoing projects, and learning objectives including appropriate renewable tech for heritage sites, building retrofit approaches for listed buildings, and mapping priorities in complex estates. Gain insights valuable for similar institutions seeking a sustainable future amidst historic preservation challenges.

Glenn Jensen, Senior Assistant Principal - Ron Dearing University Technical College
Steve Dam, Retrofit Lead - Sewell Group
Ed Wai, Group Estates Bursar - Wellington College
Gavin Miller, Founder & Director - MICA



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