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EV charging rapid hub delivery plan London

K:Port in Mayor’s Delivery Plan

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has set out his plans for a major expansion of London’s electric vehicle-charging network to ensure the capital continues to be one of the world’s leading zero-emission cities.

 

To tackle the twin dangers of London’s toxic air crisis and the climate change emergency, the Mayor has brought together the public and private sector to deliver the electric vehicle infrastructure Londoners need. This includes commitments by businesses and retailers to transform EV charging provision in London over the coming years.

 

The full London electric vehicle infrastructure delivery plan can be read on Transport for London’s website, within which Hewitt Studios K:Port is referenced as a model rapid charging hub – a priority focus of the plan.

 

We are currently delivering the first such rapid EV charging hub for TfL in South London.

 

 

Rural Enterprise Centre

Hewitt Studios have submitted a planning application for a package of campus improvements for the Herefordshire and Ludlow College at Holme Lacy, including a new Rural Enterprise Centre and Equestrian Centre.

 

The campus is already home to several Hewitt Studios projects such as the Straw Bale Cafe, Fast Track Classrooms and Crosslam Workshops.

 

The latest proposals include a new site-wide landscape scheme which will instigate a safer one-way traffic system, restrict parking to fewer (better managed) areas, improve the pedestrian environment, create more student recreation space and enhance site biodiversity.

The result will be a safer, more accessible and higher quality campus for the College and all its users.

 

TAAS Technology 2019

Partner John Hewitt will be talking about K:Port and the EV Challenge at the TaaS Technology Conference 2019 on Tuesday 9th July 2019.

 

The Transportation-as-a-Service (TaaS) Technology Conference is a two-day global conference and exhibition dedicated to covering the key topics of the Electric Vehicles (EVs), Energy/Battery Technology and Infrastructure industries and it will take place on the 9th and 10th July 2019, at the National Motorcycle Museum, Coventry, UK.

 

The TaaS Technology Conference will bring together international experts for two days of in-depth discussions and exhibits focused on the opportunities and challenges of a mobility future that leverages EVs, the developments in the Energy/Battery Technologies which will accelerate mainstream adoption of EVs and the Infrastructure changes which will be required to ensure we have adequate resources to support the rise in the use of EVs.

 

We look forward to seeing you there.

SGS Wise

Head of STEAM

Hewitt Studios have submitted a planning application for a new specialist, sixth form centre in North Bristol – the SGS STEAM Centre. The proposal creates a high quality and adaptable environment, pushing modern ways of learning alongside a forward-thinking approach to sustainable design practice.

 

Sustainability and wellbeing are at the heart of this project, with a cross-laminated timber structure and an array of photovoltaic panels along the southern elevation. Supported by WECA, there is a political and social impetus to prove that high quality, sustainable architecture can be achieved whilst meeting the demanding constraints of a publicly-funded state school.

New Home Bloodhound

Bloodhound at Berkeley

At today’s opening of the project’s new headquarters at SGS Berkeley Green, the Bloodhound Land Speed Record (LSR) team announced they are firmly back on the trail of a world land speed record. Under the new ownership of Ian Warhurst, CEO of Grafton LSR Ltd, the freshly assembled Bloodhound LSR team will focus on completing development of the jet- and rocket-powered car and moving to the next phase of the programme – high speed testing – as soon as possible.

 

The new name, Bloodhound LSR, accompanies a complete rebranding of the programme. This includes a visual transformation of the car, which was revealed in a new striking red and white livery as it moves into its new home at SGS Berkeley Green University Technical College (UTC) on the Gloucestershire Science and Technology Park, designed by Hewitt Studios LLP.

 

The UK Land Speed Record Centre at SGS Berkeley Green UTC provides a 975 square metre workshop facility in the heart of the college campus, fulfilling Bloodhound’s promise of delivering educational inspiration.

 

SGS Berkeley Green UTC group chief executive and executive principal Kevin Hamblin said;

“We’re excited that Bloodhound is joining us at Berkeley. To have such a groundbreaking engineering project on site which shares our philosophy to enthuse and encourage the next generation of engineers, designers and scientists, will be invaluable for our own students and also for thousands of young people across the region who will have an opportunity to visit the Gloucestershire Science and Technology Park over the next few years and see the car for themselves.”

More information on the announcement can be found on the BBC Science, Sunday Times and Engineer websites.

Paul Younger Hewitt Studios

Offsite Masterclass

Hewitt Studios Senior Associate Paul Younger will be giving an Explore Offsite Masterclass in the use of Structural Timber in Education Buildings at Futurebuild later today.

 

The Explore Offsite Masterclasses bring together a range of supply-chain specialists and industry leaders who provide expert information and seminars on using offsite technology effectively to construct a better, sustainable environment and show how the industry is responding to unprecedented demand through greater investment in lean manufacturing systems.

 

The masterclass is free to attend for all Futurebuild delegates.