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cenex LCV2018

Please come and join us at the Cenex LCV2018 Low Carbon Vehicle Event at Millbrook on 12th September.

 

We will be on the Siemens Mobility stand and will be happy to talk about K:Port and all things EV charging hub related.

 

The event is run by our partners at Cenex, the UK’s first centre of excellence for low carbon and fuel cell technologies with assistance from Supporting Partners including the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, the Department for International Trade, Innovate UK and Transport Systems Catapult.

100 Proejct CLT UK The Arts Space Hereford HCA College

100 Projects UK CLT

Hewitt Studios have 3 projects represented in the new publication ‘100 Projects UK CLT’ which showcases the most significant Cross Laminated Timber buildings in the country.

 

The Arts Space, SGS Berkeley Green and the Crosslam Workshops are featured alongside CLT buildings by dRMM, Sarah Wigglesworth and WilkinsonEyre.

 

The was authored by Andrew Waugh and Antony Thistleton and is available to download on the thinkwood website.

Prefab Offsite Steel frame, laminated timber structure and plywood cladding

Project of the Year Award

We are absolutely delighted to report that our SGS Berkeley Green and Berkeley Green UTC projects have been jointly named Project of the Year (£15m-£30m) in the Construction News awards.

 

The judges commented that it was ‘a very impressive delivery on a highly constrained, complex project with high client satisfaction’.

 

Huge thank you to all involved, especially our client South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, our contractor Kier and project manager Mott MacDonald.

Smart City Hub EV Charging Transport

EV Charging Innovations Showcase

Hewitt Studios are pleased to be presenting K:Port at the LEVEL Electric Vehicle Charging Innovations – Industry Showcase event at Nottingham Council House on 28th June 2018.

 

At this conference industry speakers will showcase new hardware and software EV charge point innovations that will improve the customer experience and contribute to the delivery of charging infrastructure across the UK.

 

The conference will also consider what can be learnt from the European experience of rolling out charging infrastructure at scale.

 

 

KPort Portishead EV Charging Hub

K:Portishead

A glimpse of the future is coming to Portishead with plans to build the first of our K:Port electric car charging stations.

 

The four-vehicle Demonstration Charging Hub aims to give residents and visitors in the North Somerset area a taste for what it would be like to dump the diesel and switch to electric, offering rapid 50kW charging which takes around 30 minutes to top up a typical EV battery.

 

The proposals are part of the Go Ultra Low West project, which is a joint government and industry campaign to help motorists and fleets understand the benefits, cost savings and capabilities of electric vehicles on the market.

 

The Department for Transport Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has given North Somerset Council £370,000 to design and build the K:Port as part of a larger package of works within Go Ultra Low West project in partnership with the West of England authorities.

 

Councillor Elfan Ap Rees, deputy leader and executive member with responsibility for transport, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for North Somerset to be the first in the country to have a K:Port Demonstration Charging Hub to benefit residents in the Portishead and wider area.”

 

“The Go Ultra Low West project has brought many advantages including converting 40% of the council’s fleet to electric vehicles and assisting businesses to install charge points at work for visitors and staff using 50% match funded grants.”

 

“It is also great to be working with such a renowned architectural firm, which has really brought to fruition the idea of the hub being a place to truly experience the benefits of going electric or hybrid.”