Articles

03rd February, 2020

Meet Paul Shelley - representing Hydrock at MIPIM 2020

Kicking on. Site diversity. Investment models. Tom Clancy - Paul Shelley gets set for MIPIM 2020

31st January, 2020

Joint Spatial Planning debacle: where is the south west powerhouse?

Director Henry Easterbrook argues that the abandonment of the Joint Spatial Plan could scupper ambition and suppress investment for the West of England region

29th January, 2020

From coal to goal: how mine water can help us achieve net zero

Divisional Director Scott Elliott explores ground source heat pumps - a low carbon heating option that's right beneath our feet.

24th January, 2020

The 50p solution to violence in prisons

Technical Director Ric Hampton knows the value of a good night's sleep, and was floored by a stat on how a prison have halved violent incidents. He asks: could designing prisons with wellbeing in mind have a lasting positive impact?

22nd January, 2020

Time for the A34 to join the transport debate

The A34 is a vital economic corridor, linking the Thames Valley and the Midlands to the south coast. But it is regularly blocked. Hydrock and planning consultants, Barton Willmore ask: is the A34 on anyone’s agenda?

12th December, 2019

Smooth the transition and the future of energy looks good

We held a Smart Energy roundtable in London, discussing how to clear a path towards a clean energy future. Here are the five key themes that emerged.

05th December, 2019

How can ‘small nuclear’ technology help us achieve net zero?

The potential of ‘small nuclear’ has been a hot discussion point within the industry for years. It might just be the key to helping us hit crucial net zero targets, argues our nuclear consultant Neil Calder.

06th November, 2019

Commercialising Decarbonisation: Smart energy roundtable, Bristol

We hosted the first of our smart energy industry roundtables in Bristol in October to explore the new opportunities available to the energy and real estate world.

05th November, 2019

Why city centre diesel bans aren’t the right clean air solution

Air quality expert Blaise Kelly questions whether Clean Air Zones are the best way to combat car exhaust emissions

22nd October, 2019

What do proposed changes to building regulations mean for energy efficiency standards?

Our energy and sustainability specialist, Rebecca Lowe, explores consultation proposals for new Approved Document Part L Building Regulations.

18th October, 2019

Power to the people: is it time to embrace microgrids?

Chris Scott, our Senior Smart Energy Consultant questions whether our existing grid will be able to cope with our future demand for electricity - and explores what other options are available...

20th September, 2019

Are electric vehicles changing the way we hear our cities?

In this thought piece, Hydrock acoustician Eddy Goldsmith considers the widespread adoption of electric vehicles – and how that will change the human experience of sound in urban spaces.