Refurb + Retrofit: Exemplar case studies explained

11:50 - 12:15

Case study: Refurbishing the old Register Office, a marriage of new and old for efficient and long term operational happiness (BPA Winner)­­­­­­­­­­­­­

The renovation of the former Register Office on Shakespeare Street perfectly demonstrates how the tried and tested can be fused with newer technologies to deliver an efficient and pleasing working environment which is also easy to manage and maintain.

  • Using what’s good about the existing building design
  • Keeping things simple
  • Appraising your options
  • Convincing the Customer: selling the design ethos so that users are bought in and aware of any limitations

Monitoring the installation after handover to assess its performance against the design predictions and obtaining feedback to fine tune it.

Speaker: Simon Smith, Chief Engineer, Nottingham Trent University Estate Services


Case study: Energy efficiency projects across the public sector: RE:FIT projects

RE:FIT London was established in 2009 to help public organisations including London boroughs, NHS bodies, central government departments, schools and other educational establishments and cultural and heritage organisations to implement retrofit projects. Key outputs have been:

  • The RE:FIT framework – an energy performance contracting framework of energy service companies, which guarantees energy savings

Speaker: Richard McWilliams, RE:FIT Delivery Unit Manager, and Director, Turner and Townsend


  • Munish Datta Head of Plan A & Facilities Management - Marks and Spencer



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