Sustainability & Passivhaus

Passivhaus Trust Member
Passivhaus Trust Member
Passivhaus houses at Mulberry Park Bath
Site progress (May 2020) on our Passivhaus houses at Mulberry Park Bath
B&Q 'Eco Learning Store', Merthyr Tydfil: CEW Sustainability Award 2016
B&Q 'Eco Learning Store', Merthyr Tydfil: CEW Sustainability Award 2016
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
Biophilic Living Picton Yard Swansea
Biophilic Living at Picton Yard Swansea
Biophilic Living Picton Yard Swansea
Biophilic Living at Picton Yard Swansea

"Inspirational, contextual and sustainable design"

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 are dedicated to the design and delivery of outstanding buildings. We aim to design buildings that are an inspiration to their users, provide a strong identity whilst responding to their context and that fully embrace our commitment to sustainable design. Our approach to sustainability is embedded in our design process and we have developed senior staff with specialist skills related to environmental design, low carbon technologies and the wider sustainable agenda. We have recently invested in Passivhaus, with our Director of Sustainability Dr. Antony Davies, qualified as a certified Passivhaus Designer as well as our Technical Associate, Oliver Henshall. We are currently underway on our first Passivhaus homes for Curo on their flagship development at Mulberry Park in Bath and completion is due in Autumn 2020.

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

We are also currently a Passivhaus Trust Member (June 2020).