Innovation Park Watford

The BRE Watford Innovation Park is the flagship development of an international network of innovation parks

Launched in 2005, the Park at BRE's headquarters in Garston, Watford, continues to set the standard for BRE's Innovation Parks across the world.  The Park started life as a small-scale demonstration of modern-methods-of-construction (MMC) and quickly developed in a facility rich in innovation.

The Watford Park attracts around 20,000 visitors per year, from within the UK and overseas, and has 12 full-scale demonstration buildings.

To get more detailed information on these buildings, follow the link.

The Prince's Natural House
The Prince's Natural House

BRE Innovation Parks Network First Convention of Partners

5-6 March 2018, BRE, Watford

The BRE Innovation Parks Network is a global collaboration of research and demonstration facilities which inform the future of the built environment.  With lead partners in five countries around the world, and countless academics and industry organisations involved, this unique initiative can play a lead role in guiding the built environment to deliver truly sustainable outcomes.

BRE Innovation Parks Network partners will convene for the first time to present their approaches, challenges and ambitions for shaping buildings, infrastructure, and communities via their Innovation Park activities.  This will provide a truly international perspective on the challenges faced by the built environment and the role it plays in economic and societal development.  The discussions will focus on identifying a short list of common themes on which the Innovation Parks Network can collaborate and develop future opportunities.  BRE will prepare a 'state-of-the-art' report as a summary of discussion and findings from the Convention.

Day 1 Monday 5 March book here

Day 2 Tuesday 6 March book here

or to book both days book here

Draft agenda
Draft agenda

What we do

  • Demonstrate low to zero carbon buildings
  • Showcase innovative construction and technologies
  • Look at sustainable buildings and communities of the future
  • Support the delivery of the National Curriculum for local schools
  • Host events and away days
  • Act as a networking and knowledge exchange hub
  • Provide a test-bed for innovative ideas and products
  • Act as a gateway to BRE’s world-leading expert advice, testing and certification
World-leading expert advice, testing and certification
World-leading expert advice, testing and certification

Take a virtual tour of the park by clicking on the orange buildings.

BRE Innovation Parks aim to push forward the boundaries of knowledge and practice by testing and showcasing innovations.

Launched in 2005, Innovation Park@Watford has attracted thousands of visitors, including heads of state and camera crews. People come to see emerging and innovative approaches to sustainable, low-carbon design and construction; companies join to test their technologies and capabilities.

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Upcoming Events

Nov
1

Fire Stopping and Compartmentation

Training for Inspectors

Price: £295.00 per person

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Nov
1

BREEAM New Construction Infrastructure

The examinations are held on the third day of the course.

 

Price: £1995.00 per person

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Nov
2

Fire Door Inspection Training

Concern over fire door defects prompts new inspection training course

A recent report by BRE for a local authority said that, "It was not possible to conclude that the fire doors would meet the required 30-minute fire resistance, due to a high level of defects"

Price: £345.00 per person

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Nov
6

CEEQUAL Projects Assessor Training Course

Training courses to gain accreditation as a CEEQUAL Assessor

Price: £895.00 per person

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Nov
6

Certified European Passive House Designer Course

RIAS/RIBA/CIBSE/AECB/ CIAT/Passivhaus Trust members: £1,780.00

This qualification is recognised as the industry standard for those intending to work professionally as a Passive House Designer in the UK and Abroad.

Price: £1930.00 per person

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Nov
8

BREEAM UK New Construction 2014 Existing Assessor top up exam

An examination for existing BREEAM Non Domestic assessors who wish to add additional standard BREEAM schemes to their qualification.

PLEASE NOTE: delegates will be required to undertake up to 30 hrs. of structured online learning before attending the classroom course.


Price: £495.00 per person

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