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 from around the world 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.

To book Day 1 Monday 5 March please click here

To book Day 2 Tuesday 6 March please click here

or to book both days please click here

draft agenda v2
draft agenda v2

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

Feb
1

BREEAM Accredited Professional Training & Examination

Online Learning and 1 day Workshop/Examination.

Would you  prefer this training  in-house? Please contact us at breacademy@bre.co.uk

Price: £1175.00 per person

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Feb
1

BREEAM UK Non-domestic Refurbishment and Fit-out 2014 existing assessor examination

Assessing sustainability for buildings in the renovation sector

A top up training course for licensed BREEAM UK new construction assessors to become approved for the UK Non-domestic refurbishment and fit-out scheme

PLEASE NOTE: delegates will be required to undertake up to 30 hours of structured online learning before attending the exam.

Price: £495.00 per person

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Feb
1

Site Sustainability Manager (SSM) training

Online training (up to 10 hours) and 1 day classroom training

It is essential that delegates complete the online training before attending the classroom training. The examination is based on both online and classroom training.

The Site Sustainability Manager (SSM) initiative provides a mechanism to encourage construction sites to be managed in a sustainable way, and also to address the performance gap between sustainable design and the completed building.

Price: £595.00 per person

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Feb
6

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"

Would you  prefer this training  in-house? Please contact us at breacademy@bre.co.uk

Price: £345.00 per person

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Feb
6

BREEAM Accredited Professional Training & Examination

Online Learning and 1 day Workshop/Examination.

Would you  prefer this training  in-house? Please contact us at breacademy@bre.co.uk

Price: £1175.00 per person

Book now
Feb
6

BREEAM 2014 UK New Construction Assessor Training

This is a four day course which incorporates all building types covered under the BREEAM New Construction 2014 scheme and is for New Assessors ONLY.

The examination day takes place approximately 4 weeks after the initial 3 day training course.

Price: £1995.00 per person

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