Stirling Prize Shortlister Showcased

Osborne was the sole contractor invited to speak at the launch of the Zero Carbon Hub performance gap report in London last month.

Osborne’s Lead Design Manager, Chris Horton, was invited along to present on the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize Nominee, LSE’s Saw Swee Hock Student Centre.The student centre is badged by local authorities as an exemplar of what the industry should be striving towards.

Held at the Royal Society in London to a sell-out audience of 280 industry professionals, the launch showcased a number of projects which have recently been constructed in central London. Chris’ presentation particularly focused on how the Saw Swee Hock’s BREEAM Outstanding was achieved at design stage.

The Zero Carbon Hub was established in 2008 as a non-profit making organisation to undertake the operational responsibility for achieving government targets of delivering Zero Carbon Homes in England from 2016. The performance gap report was commissioned in order to help facilitate the closure of the gap between design and as?built performance.

Although the Zero Carbon Hub agenda is to achieve zero carbon homes by 2016, the findings of the performance gap are as relevant to non-residential projects as they are to residential developments.

The LSE’s Saw Swee Hock Centre is shortlisted for the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize which will be announced in October.

Find out more about the Zero Carbon Hub here.