Peter Napier and Co
CHARTERED BUILDING SURVEYORS
Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre, Loughborough, received the RICS East Midlands Award 2013 for Design and Innovation and also ‘Project of the Year’ and it will now go into the national RICS Awards in London in October. The project achieved a BREEAM Outstanding rating for a Bespoke building for Design and Construction stages.
A highly sustainable new Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre, which benefits from top of the range low energy technologies and design throughout, as well as achieving a BREEAM 'Outstanding' score. The centre has enhanced the local area around it, not only for wildlife and the environment, but for the people that work, live and use the centre day to day. This development is a true testament to what can be achieved through hard work and collaboration.
Having been awarded Project of the Year for the East Midlands, the project will now be considered for the national RICS Awards at the Savoy Hotel in London in October 2013.
Astley Castle also received the RICS West Midlands Award 2013 for Conservation.
With sustainability in mind the BMW was dropped in favour of a Vauxhall Ampera electric car offering between 35 and 50 miles per charge depending upon driving style and weather conditions. The warmer the better. 1.4L petrol engine generating electricity to drive the wheels when charge runs out. So far averaging 93MPG over 26,000 miles. Journeys tend to be between 110 miles and 200 miles with a mid journey part charge on 13amp socket outlet. Full charge 6 hours @ 13amp and 4 hours @ 16amp. Local journeys use no petrol at all. No road fund tax. Lower insurance. Low tyre wear. Low engine wear. Low brake wear. Lower maintenance charges per se. Opinion after 12 months. Great car for those looking for a car in this price bracket with cheaper motoring. The way to go in the long term.
July 2012 - New Office Car.
April 2013 - RICS East Midlands Award - Dogs Trust Loughborough.
September 2013 - RIBA Stirling Prize Award - Astley Castle.
Astley Castle received the RIBA Stirling Prize Award 2013. This is the most prestigious award within the field of Architecture, and its an honour to be associated, and to have worked on such a project.
Peter Napier & Co was involved in the project from the earliest stages, being responsible for the conservation and vital stone repairs to the ruins of the 12th Century fortified Manor. Once the original building was rejuvenated and made stable, it was handed over to Witherford Watson and Mann Architects, for them to design a scheme to put a new building within the ruins, and produce a design that would bring home the highly coveted award.
Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre at Manchester was completed in 2014.
Short listed for the new Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway station at Caernarfon.
Survey of Grade 1 listed Readers House in Ludlow.
Late medieval stone building owned by the Palmer’s Guild and housing the Grammar School in the late 15th Century.
Pictured here, Hannah Wood and hydraulic lift operator.
Redevelopment of Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre at Evesham is on track to commence on site in the late Spring 2015. The start has been delayed for 12 months due to the presence of bats and grate crested newts.
Redevelopment of Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre at Newbury is in for planning at the present time (March 2015)
Make over on house in Shropshire including 3 tonnes of lime grout in solid stone wall to stabilise wall and eliminate penetrating damp. Walls were stripped of cement render; repointed and limewashed. New triple glazed timber windows painted with linseed oil paint completed the changes.
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