- 15/05/2013 (Specification Online) Flagship project beats its own carbon saving target
Oxford University had the highest aspirations for environmental friendliness for its new Earth Sciences Building. Two years after its opening, carbon savings have exceeded expectations.
- 08/05/2013 (RIBA Journal) Age Cannot Wither Her
Architect Andrzej Blonski has spent over 10 years restoring the grade I-listed Bristol Old Vic Theatre. It’s been a labour of love – and painstaking detail.
- 23/04/2013 (Modern Building Services) In the Line of Fire
Are our buildings adequately protected against the risks from fire and smoke? Hoare Lea's Stephen Morgan joined a recent roundtable panel for Modern Building Services.
- 19/04/2013 (RIBA Journal) United We Stand
You can't have good buildings without good clients. So how do things look from their point of view? RIBA Journal spoke to 10 of the best.
- 11/04/2013 (Fire Risk Management) Flexible Strategy
Hoare Lea’s Karl Wallasch shows how fire engineering solutions can ensure fire protection while supporting the unique aspirations of buildings to benefit architects, clients and end-users.
- 10/04/2013 (Building Surveying Journal) Down to the Wire
Building surveyors are often exposed to electrical installations, but they need to be wary of the advice they give in survey reports. Spencer Carroll and Hoare Lea's Eamonn Nestor explain why.
- 22/03/2013 (Illumni) A Little Light Conversation: An Englishman Abroad
In his most recent column for Illumni, Hoare Lea Lighting's Dominic Meyrick discusses architectural icons in capital cities.
- 21/03/2013 (Illumni) Strand East Tower London By Hoare Lea Lighting
Strand East Tower is a 40m landmark sculpture, located within a newly landscaped public space in Dane’s Yard. The tower signifies the start of a regeneration project, which will transform this 26 acre, near derelict site, just south of the Olympic Park.
- 01/03/2013 (Mondo) Strand East Tower, Stratford
The sculptural form of Strand East Tower has become a beacon for the area’s regeneration thanks to a dynamic scheme by Hoare Lea Lighting.
- 15/01/2013 (ACE Impact) Hoare Lea: 150 years of consultant engineers
The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE)'s Impact Magazine talks to Hoare Lea's Managing Partner, Gary Tucker, about what happens next after 150 years of business.
- 20/12/2012 (Hotel Review) South Place London
D&D London have launched their first hotel, with M&E, Sustainability, Acoustics and Lighting by Hoare Lea, and architecture by Allies & Morrison, in the heart of the City of London.
- 18/12/2012 (Illumni) A Little Light Conversation: Polymaths, Specialisation, Integration
In his latest monthly column for Illumni, Dominic Meyrick reflects on the early explorations into electric light by Hoare Lea's founder, Henry Lea, and on how the role of the lighting designer has developed.
- 29/11/2012 (Energy Week) Balancing Supply and Demand in a Low Carbon World
Hoare Lea’s Ian Billington discusses the changing patterns of electricity generation, and how they are leading to changes in the way that building operators receive and use power and heat.
- 13/11/2012 (Illumni) A Little Light Conversation: Devolved Responsibility
Hoare Lea's Dominic Meyrick continues his monthly columns for illumni, with a look at luminaire design.
- 03/11/2012 (AJ) Hoare Lea: 150 Years
This specially produced supplement to the Architects’ Journal begins with the life Hoare Lea’s founder Henry Lea, and his formation of the firm in 1862. The supplement provides an insight into the history of the firm and examines what the future may hold for both the firm and the wider industry.
- 19/10/2012 (Illumni) A Little Light
In the first of his monthly columns for illumni, Dominic Meyrick, Partner and Lighting Principal at Hoare Lea Lighting, looks at what goes on inside our heads when we try to interpret the world through our eyes.
- 01/10/2012 (Architects Datafile) Time for Some Healthy Advances
The NHS landscape in Bristol is undergoing extensive changes to offer a more efficient and effective service. The Architects Datafile looks at the ongoing Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) redevelopment.
- 17/09/2012 (UNI Magazine) The Gladstone Link, Bodleian Library, Oxford
Hoare Lea’s Ian Durbin discusses the challenges associated with turning a closed-access underground bookstore in the centre of a world-famous heritage zone into a vibrant library space with improved building performance and increased occupancy.
- 31/07/2012 (CIBSE) Model Patient
The use of Building Information Modelling for the design of new hospital facilities in Bristol shows how this approach could benefit the NHS more widely. Hoare Lea's Ben Roberts explains...
- 06/07/2012 (Mondo) By the Book
Simon Dove describes the lighting scheme for a newly converted library space in a Grade 1 listed space for this month's Mondo.
- 02/07/2012 (Lighting) Like selling ice to Eskimos, inuit?
Lighting designers are busy people and haven’t always got the time to spare to see sales people. Hoare Lea's Dominic Meyrick gives some tips about who is, and who is not, likely to get a foot in the door for Lighting magazine.
- 29/06/2012 (Lighting) Hoare Lea’s angle poise
With an angular, raked ceiling and further constraints imposed by the requirements of disabled access and energy efficiency, Hoare Lea has read a tricky situation well at Canada Water Library. Jill Entwistle reports for Lighting magazine.
- 16/05/2012 (Construction News) Station Development Still on Track
Working around commuters, contractor BAM (alongside Hoare Lea) is helping to increase choice for shoppers and ease the flow of foot traffic across London Waterloo Station.
- 11/05/2012 (Public Sector Sustainabilty) Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA)
The Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA) is discussed in Issue 4 of Public Sector Sustainability magazine.
- 01/05/2012 (Architecture Today) Legacy linchpin: Chobham Academy
Chobham Academy by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris will play a crucial role in integrating the Olympic site with its neighbours, says Ricky Burdett.
- 01/05/2012 (Lighting) Why ban Edison’s bright idea?
Saving energy is all well and good and an admirable and necessary goal, writes Dominic Meyrick for this month's Lighting magazine...
- 26/04/2012 (CIBSE Journal) Lab Experiments
A unique research centre opened by the Prime Minister in 2008 has undergone a detailed peformance assessment...
- 25/04/2012 (Place North West) First phase of Corn Exchange approved
Place North west discuss the approval of the first phase of the Corn Exchange in Manchetser city centre.
- 27/03/2012 (Project) Winning Minds
The team behind APM Project of the Year winner 2011 (Exeter Business School), owes its success to common-sense knowledge of what makes people tick..
- 26/03/2012 (Architecture Today) Town and gown: Niall McLaughlin at Somerville College, Oxford
A student residence at Somerville College, Oxford draws on picturesque planning traditions to make a new street for the city...
- 21/03/2012 (Lighting) The UK is skimping on design
Apart from an enclave in the South East, UK construction clients remain largely ignorant of the value lighting design can add to their projects.
- 21/03/2012 (Lux) Lighting a la carte
If you want to save energy but maintain an ambience, you should consider all the options.
- 09/03/2012 (Construction Journal) Team BIM
Ben Roberts (Hoare Lea) discusses how BIM can encourage collaboration between consultants, QSs and PMs, and suggests
some do’s and don’ts for successful BIM projects.
- 20/02/2012 (Museums Journal) The Museum of Somerset
Tim Bryan applauds a revamped museum that has provided fascinating new displays while also enhancing an important historic building.
- 06/02/2012 (Lighting Today) The Sheldonian Theatre
Thanks to a clever lighting design concept with concealed luminaires, the appearance of the Sheldonian Theatre now successfully reflects Sir Christopher Wren’s original design...
- 03/02/2012 (Architecture Today) Learning, lending and leaning: CZWG’s Canada Water
Richard Reid discusses how a familiar building type can be invested with new roles and meaning...
- 30/01/2012 (Building Surveying Journal ) Quality Counts
A successful refurbishment project needs quality information and close coordination between the multidisciplinary team on everything from passive measures to zero-carbon technologies, says Michael Williams (Hoare Lea) ...
- 14/12/2011 (BRE - Constructing the Future) Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts
The 50th issue of Constructing the Future discusses BREEAM 'Outstanding' buildings including the Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts (page 11).
- 23/11/2011 (AJ) Sustainability in Practice
Lancaster University’s BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ LICA building shows commitment to sustainable design..
- 18/11/2011 (Lighting) When is lighting a work of art?
Dominic Meyrick (Hoare Lea Lighting), discusses the boundaries between art and lighting for Lighting magazine...
- 10/11/2011 (AUDE) First BREEAM Outstanding Higher Education Building at Lancaster
The first BREEAM 'Outstanding' building in Lancaster (The Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts) is discussed in AUDE's Autumn 2011 newsletter.
- 09/11/2011 (German FeuerTRUTZ Journal) ExCeL centre Fire Engineering Techniques
Karl Wallasch and Thomas O'Driscoll (Hoare Lea) describe the unique fire engineering techniques used for the Phase 2 of the ExCeL centre (German)..
- 28/10/2011 (Total Lighting) Come fly with me
Worldwide, airports are thriving transport hubs that never sleep...
- 28/10/2011 (Lighting) Loving the alien
Today’s low-energy lighting technologies are challenging the conventionally accepted standards...
- 28/10/2011 (Lighting) We evolved in greener shades
Lighting designers could make better use of natural light patterns for reasons rooted deeply in human evolution...
- 13/10/2011 (Mondo Arc) Pearl in the shell
Simon Dove, Hoare Lea Lighting, describes the new lighting scheme at one of Christopher Wren’s architectural gems...
- 12/10/2011 (FRM Journal) Rack or ruin
Advanced computer modelling tools help protect large, complex buildings such as warehouses from fire, but errors can creep in...
- 11/10/2011 (Construction Week) Green Build
The GCC has taken giant strides towards environmental compliance, as with Estidama in Abu Dhabi and QSAS in Qatar.
- 11/10/2011 (Construction Week) Green Pearls
A new manual aims to guide contractors and consultants in meeting Estidama’s Pearl rating system...
- 30/09/2011 (Local Government News) A BREEAM Work of Art
The University of Lancaster’s Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA) has raised building envelope standards by achieving an ‘outstanding’ rating in BREEAM Education: Higher Education assessment - a first at post construction stage.
- 19/09/2011 (Lighting Today) St George’s Church
The lighting design brief for St. George’s Church was to create a soft lighting impression to enhance the architectural features...
- 11/08/2011 (Lighting) A Designer’s Lament
Dominic Meyrick discusses his views on relationships between manufacturers and lighting designers in his latest opinion piece for Lighting...
- 14/07/2011 (NLQ) Coffee Break with Tim Rathbone
New London Quarterly (NLQ) catches up with Hoare Lea Partner Tim Rathbone about the London market and the issues currently affecting building services.
- 21/06/2011 (CIBSE Journal) Changing Places
Carina Bailey hears from two architecture and building services engineering graduates (including Hoare Lea's Amanda Clemente) who describe their journeys of interdisciplinary discovery, thanks to an exchange programme...
- 01/06/2011 (Lighting) Office Politics
Dominic Meyrick discusses effective office lighting schemes in the June edition of Lighting.
- 09/05/2011 (Building Surveying Journal) Restoring Fortunes
Hoare Lea's Phil Thornsby looks at the challenges of installing 21st century building services in a renovated 18th century mill at the JCB Academy.
- 01/05/2011 (Lighting) Au Naturel
Dominic Meyrick continues his opinion piece for Lighting. In this issue he discusses why natural lighting is important...
- 06/04/2011 (Industrial Fire Journal) Model with Care
The use of CFD Modelling may be gaining ground in fire engineering design processes - but there is plenty of room for error, (Karl Wallasch, Hoare Lea Fire Engineering contributes)...
- 24/03/2011 (CIBSE Journal) Background Noise
Taking acoustics fully into account when designing new schools can make a significant difference to the well-being of their various users, writes Jo Edwards
- 03/03/2011 (Lighting) Faith in Light
When the most striking feature of a project is a 300-year-old chandelier, the challenge is to properly light the space without diminishing its impact. Lauren Vanderkar reports...
- 03/03/2011 (Lighting) The streets are alive with the sound of darkness
by Hoare Lea's Dominic Meyrick…
- 03/03/2011 (Building Surveying Journal) Green Lights
In his second article on lighting, Simon Dove looks at the other main lamp types in commercial use today: incandescent lamps and discharge lamps, including fluorescent.
- 20/01/2011 (The Environmentalist) Enviromental Noise Assessments
The European Noise Directive requires ‘noise action plans’ to be formulated, relying largely on a software prediction approach. But a new technology could help. Matthew Cand investigates
- 14/01/2011 (Building Surveying Journal) LED there be Light
While LEDs are the new kid on the block, recent improvements in technology means they are fast-becoming a viable alternative to traditional lighting, say Simon Dove and Jonathan Rush...
- 09/12/2010 (FM World) Maintain Your Cool
Carrying out refurbishments in occupied buildings may seem challenging but one flagship property in Regent Street managed to successfully cut costs and increase efficiency
- 12/10/2010 (CIBSE Journal) Tall order
Minimising water use was at the heart of plans for a London dockside development, but some of the more obvious solutions were rejected in favour of a radically new approach
- 14/09/2010 (CIBSE Journal) International Rescue?
The selling of building drainage codes globally is causing more harm than good in the public health arena, but an answer may be at hand.
- 10/09/2010 (FM World) Focus your energy
The mandatory CRC energy efficiency scheme commenced on 1 April 2010 but the deadline is fast approaching and FMs must register immediately as it could result in a hefty fine
- 24/08/2010 Creaming off Cash? The value of good school design
Education secretary Michael Gove has long been quoted as an opponent of the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme, accusing architects of “creaming off cash which should have been going out to the front line”.Mark Wilkinson, Associate, Hoare Lea, contributed to the discussion...
- 11/08/2010 (CIBSE Journal) Sustainability without the hot water?
Combined heat and power solutions or heat pumps – which are the key to delivering low carbon services? A Cambridge professor and author of a book on ‘sustainability without the hot air’ has cast doubt on the efficacy of CHP...
- 11/08/2010 (Lighting) Mind-altering light
Office spaces don’t always lend themselves to spectacular lighting design, but after groundbreaking research into the effect light has on our mood, office lighting is taking a far more interesting turn...
- 11/08/2010 (CIBSE Journal) Engineering’s 100mph lifestyle
Living life in the fast lane comes with the territory in the Middle East, explains Hoare Lea’s Andrew Morris. Working in the Middle East is like nothing else on earth, enthuses Andrew Morris, director and general manager of Hoare Lea’s office in Abu Dhabi...
- 24/06/2010 (Building) Part L Top Tips
The revision to Part L comes with four approved documents and two guides to help you tick those energy efficiency boxes. But in case you don’t fancy reading the lot, Nick Cullen has a 12-point plan to lead you on the path to compliance...
- 03/06/2010 (RIBA Journal) Lie back and think of…
Guests at the Scarlet in Cornwall can enjoy design-led luxury while savouring the hotel’s impeccable eco credentials – well, give or take the odd bit of Chinese flooring...
- 01/06/2010 (Building Surveying Journal) Are you sitting comfortably?
In his final article on air-conditioning systems, Keith Horsley looks at other common indoor climate control systems...
- 28/04/2010 (Building Surveying Journal) Keeping your cool
Keith Horsley gives an overview of the most common types of air-conditioning system and the issues that affect their installation...
- 12/03/2010 (Mondo) Hallowed Highbury
Hoare Lea Lighting's scheme has created an illuminated focal point at this residential development on Arsenal FC's old ground...
- 11/03/2010 (CIBSE Journal) Reliable Sources
Cost pressures mean that only a small proportion of the UK building stock is protected by sprinkler systems. Craig English and Sam Bennett show how probabilistic design techniques can be used to assess the benefits of sprinklers...
- 02/03/2010 (CIBSE Journal) Building for the Future
Promises of hefty cuts and the possible dawn of a new political era look set to change the face of school building in England. Carina Bailey finds out what the experts think...
- 01/03/2010 (Impact) Adopt a School gets engineers into school
As Hoare Lea rolls out its Adopt a School scheme across the country, ACE's Impact magazine finds out how the pilot benefited pupils and engineers alike...
- 16/02/2010 Can the grid cope with a large expansion of renewables - a Cornish perspective
With expansions of renewables such as wind and biomass in the pipeline for the UK, is the current electricity grid able to accommodate them? Dr Ian Billington (Hoare Lea) shares his research findings and assesses the case for the southwest...
- 12/02/2010 (CIBSE Journal) CIBSE Opinion Piece - Complementary skill
Consultancies must develop the role of 'operational engineer' to help ensure that commercial buildings are run effectively, says Roger Smith...
- 05/02/2010 (Building) Leading light
The lighting community is ready to enter a new age of energy efficiency and switching off- and many end-users are on board as well. So what's the hold up? Building, in association with manufacturer Lutron, invites industry experts to illuminate the issue...
- 07/01/2010 (FRM Journal) Brunswick conference - article by Karl Wallasch
Now in its 23rd year, the annual fire engineering conference held in Brunswick, Germany - the leading fire engineering conference for German speaking European countries - took place last September...