BRE Innovation Park @Ravenscraig
A national hub for construction industry innovation, centrally located within one of the largest regeneration projects ever seen in Scotland.
What is an Innovation Park?
The first BRE Innovation Park was opened in Watford in 2005 with the aim of trialling and testing new ideas from architects, developers and manufacturers before they were applied to real communities. Initially three buildings were manufactured for the event 'Offsite05' and were constructed on an area of car park in the centre of the BRE site. Over the seven years since its inception, a total of twelve demonstration buildings have been constructed (plus a refurbishment project) and over 60,000 people have visited.
The Innovation Park at Watford is now a low to zero carbon demonstration of innovative construction methods and technologies. It supports an educational programme, a networking and knowledge exchange hub and is a unique venue for events.
The BRE Innovation Park @Ravenscraig has similar aims but has followed a different process. From the beginning, a ‘ground-up’ approach has been adopted to make the Innovation Park not just a demonstration of innovative buildings, but an exemplar in sustainable planning and development. For more information about the reasons for developing an Innovation Park in Scotland, click here.
Research Projects - for information on the research projects being undertaken at the BRE Innovation Park @Ravenscraig.
The BRE Innovation Park @Ravenscraig is Phase 2 of the Low Carbon Building Technologies Gateway project which targets small and medium sized enterprises with an aim to provide solutions for low carbon housing. The Innovation Park has already attracted interest from more than 100 organisations that are providing innovative products and technologies for use within the demonstration buildings, or within the landscape. If you have an innovative product or service that you would like to demonstrate at the Innovation Park @Ravenscraig, please download the Expressions of Interest form and email to email@example.com
As part of the running of the Innovation Park @Ravenscraig, technical tours and events will be held at regular intervals. For more information on up-coming events, click events link above or visit the events page on the left.
For more information please contact David Kelly at BRE firstname.lastname@example.org or 01698 262193. If you have a product or service you would like to demonstrate at the Innovation Park, download and complete the Expressions of Interest form and send to Jackie Reilly at BRE email@example.com.