Sustainability workshop with Richard Partington

Posted By on Jan 13, 2015 |

On behalf of Lambeth Council, Brixton Green and Ovalhouse, igloo will be hosting a Sustainability Workshop between 19.00-21.00 on Thursday 22nd January at Six Brixton.

Igloo have invited sustainability expert Richard Partington of Richard Partington Architects (RPA) to facilitate a discussion about the project’s sustainability priorities.

The Sustainability Workshop:

The purpose of the workshop is to look at the sustainability aspirations raised by the community (such as One Planet Living / Carbon Free) and understand the trade-offs associated to these aspirations. The intended outcome of the workshop is a list of priorities, which will form an agreed Sustainability Strategy for Somerleyton Road.


The evening with following format


  1. There will be a brief introduction by igloo in which Robert Knight (igloo Construction Director) will briefly introduce the project, igloo, and igloo’s Footprint sustainability methodology.
  2. Nick Phillips (Lead architect and master-planner from Metropolitan Workshop) will then set the scene to the discussion, by providing a brief overview of the current masterplan.
  3. Richard Partington (sustainability expert) will then kick off the workshop by introducing the various topics for discussion and splitting people into smaller discussion groups.
  4. Once the groups have debated the issues, Richard will bring everyone back together to feed back to the whole meeting and attempt to summarise a list of sustainability priorities for the project.


We look forward to seeing you there and hearing your thoughts.


Richard Partington:

Before setting up his own award winning practice (accolades include two Housing Design Awards, a Civic Trust award, Sunday Times Best Housing Award, RTPI Planning Excellence Award and Brick Development Associations’ Best Public Housing Award) in 1998, Richard specialised for ten years in low-energy, sustainable design. Since then, Richard and his team at RPA have led a number of regeneration, housing and urban design projects. These high profile projects have demonstrated the relationship between sustainability, low-energy design, and health and well-being.

Richard is also actively engaged in policy and research work. Richard is architectural advisor to the Zero Carbon Hub, the Government and industry-backed agency tasked with enabling the delivery of zero carbon homes, and is co-chairing the DCLG Steering Group for the ‘Closing the Design vs As-built Performance Gap’ research project.

In addition, Richard has been a CABE enabler and a visiting teacher in architecture and practice at the University of Cambridge, University College London and the University of Wales in Cardiff. He is the author of a major publication on overheating (BRE-NHBC NF44) for the NHBC Foundation and ‘Designing Homes for the C21st Century’ (NHBC NF50). He has written articles and reviews for the DETR, the DTLR, the Architects’ Journal, the RIBA Journal, EcoTech magazine and the CIBSE Journal.