Articles

6th September, 2021

Building fire strategy into property lifecycle

The earlier fire engineers are involved with the design process of a building, the less inherent the risk, writes Darren Agnew of Hydrock's Fire Engineering team.

18th August, 2021

The case for active travel: going back to the future

Hand on heart, do we have the faintest idea of what the world of travel and commuting will look like in five or 10 years’ time, asks Chris Rushton of Hydrock’s transport team.

13th August, 2021

Vision episode one: Rachel Bell

To kick off the series our regular host Chris Bowie-Hill caught up with Rachel Bell, Director at Stride Treglown and National Chair for Association of Women in Property. Check out the full episode to hear Rachel discuss what she has lear…

9th August, 2021

Investing in Infrastructure: The Case for Cornwall

We're celebrating our 20th year based in Cornwall and we have have been privileged to build a reputation for innovation and delivery on schemes of all scales across the county..

28th June, 2021

Guest Podcast: Sustainability in BTR – approaches, measurement and rent premiums

Josh Bullard joins the highly acclaimed real estate podcast by Glenbrook exploring practical approaches to improving embodied and operational carbon use in the built environment

25th June, 2021

‘Time to get serious about air quality’

For this year’s Clean Air Day, our Senior Air Quality Engineer Mark Nichols had an article published in The MJ, the local government and public sector news resource, where he challenged that air quality is not just another target to hit, b…

23rd April, 2021

Vertical farms: how to revolutionise the department store

In late March, our Director of Innovation Delivery, Chris Bowie-Hill, wrote for Estates Gazette, exploring what might be next for the sleeping giants of our high streets: empty department store buildings. His suggestion was an innovative c…

14th April, 2021

Communications in the operating theatre: a muffled noise--a rumbling sound!

Acoustic engineer, Suzy Everett discusses her work with Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust exploring noise in operating theatres and the impact PPE is having on communication.

17th March, 2021

Seeing Buildings as a Living Being: Building Physics

Our building physicist, Annie Marston, shares her thoughts on optimisation, covering building controls, flexibility of usage and the drive for carbon reductions in the built environment.

24th February, 2021

Strength in difference at the heart of 'placekeeping'

As part of a series discussing the changing nature of places and communities in the North West, Director of Building Performance Engineering Dilon Hilton looks at the greater need for more local provision and fit-for-purpose buildings.

11th February, 2021

Read Brian McConnell's comment piece in Building

Hydrock CEO, Brian McConnell featured in Building discussing how Post-Brexit UK engineering must make its mark on the global stage.

8th February, 2021

Slinding doors and changing transport behaviours

As part of a series discussing the changing nature of places and communities in the North West, Hydrock Graduate Transport Planner Sophie Gittins examines our changing behaviours in a post pandemic city.