Somerleyton Road – Sustainability Workshop…

Written by Future Brixton team

January 13, 2015

Local people have raised issues around carbon free development and ‘One Planet Living’ and this workshop will help us to look at these aspirations and understand come of the trade-offs that might be required. We want to arrive at a list of priorities, which will form an agreed Sustainability Strategy for Somerleyton Road.

Event information

The workshop, hosted by Igloo and facilitated by Richard Partington, takes place

  • on Thursday 22nd January, between 7 and 9pm
  • at Six Brixton, 6 Somerleyton Road, London SW9

The event is free to attend and open to all but we would like you to register to reserve your place.

Workshop details

By the end of the workshop we want to have agreed a list of priorities, which will form an agreed Sustainability Strategy for Somerleyton Road.

The event will follow the following format:

  1. A brief introduction by Robert Knight (igloo Construction Director) will briefly introduce the project and igloo’s Footprint sustainability methodology.
  2. An overview of the current masterplan by Nick Phillips (Lead architect and master-planner from Metropolitan Workshop) to set the scene for the discussion.
  3. The main discussion, facilitated by Richard Partington (sustainability expert) who will introduce the various topics for discussion and split people into smaller discussion groups.
  4. Feeding back and agreeing priorities.

We look forward to seeing you there and hearing your thoughts.

About Richard Partington

Richard Partington of Richard Partington Architects (RPA) specialised for ten years in low-energy sustainable design before setting up his own award-winning practice in 1998.

Since then, Richard and his team at RPA have led a number of regeneration, housing and urban design projects. These high profile projects have demonstrated the relationship between sustainability, low-energy design, and health and well-being.

Richard is also actively engaged in policy and research work. Richard is architectural advisor to the Zero Carbon Hub, the Government and industry-backed agency tasked with enabling the delivery of zero carbon homes, and is co-chairing the DCLG Steering Group for the ‘Closing the Design vs As-built Performance Gap’ research project.

In addition, Richard has been a CABE enabler and a visiting teacher in architecture and practice at the University of Cambridge, University College London and the University of Wales in Cardiff.

Published articles

He is the author of a major publication on overheating (BRE-NHBC NF44) for the NHBC Foundation and ‘Designing Homes for the C21st Century’ (NHBC NF50). He has written articles and reviews for the DETR, the DTLR, the Architects’ Journal, the RIBA Journal, EcoTech magazine and the CIBSE Journal.


He has won numerous awards, including two Housing Design Awards, a Civic Trust award, Sunday Times Best Housing Award, RTPI Planning Excellence Award and Brick Development Associations’ Best Public Housing Award.

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