Another year has come and gone and it’s been a hectic 2016 at Melin HQ. Offering our sustainable construction services to clients across the UK, we’ve had a successful and busy 12 months. In case you missed any of our news, projects or blogs from across the year, we thought we’d give you the highlights in our 2016 Review.
We’re proud of our people at Melin. They work hard for the business and have been known to work just as hard outside for the charities that we work with and the events that we attend and host.
2016 saw some significant growth in the Melin family, with Gideon Griffiths joining us as a Technical Consultant plus Joanna Davies and Steffan Davies, both Junior Technical Consultants. They’ve been helping us carry out BREEAM assessments and SAP calculations for our clients and we look forward to much more in 2017.
Not known to keep still for very long, our Managing Director, Jamie Best, has competed in more than his fair share of fitness challenges. 2016 was no exception, with Jamie competing in the ETU Classic Distance Duathlon Championships!
As you’d expect, being kept so busy meant some exciting new projects.
At the start of the year, we were proud to see one of our projects appearing on the BBC One Show. You can read more about the United Living York Road Project here.
We also added two new Case Studies for 2016. Working with Vitec Consultants, we assessed the BREEAM, SBEM and EPC for Motel One’s brand new high-rise hotel in Manchester. We also provided a BREEAM assessment for the multi-award winning Hirwaun Fire Station.
Speaking of awards, we’re no strangers to working on projects that are recognised for their environmental credentials. Burry Port Community Primary School won not one, but three prestigious RIBA Architecture Awards in 2016.
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We’ve looked at our people and projects, but the Melin blog also highlighted some of the latest news and trends in the world of sustainable construction.
Back in April, we looked at the proposed wooden skyscraper in London and the global trend for using the material in other high-rise buildings.
Summer saw football fever hit the Melin offices, with the arrival of our hugely popular Euro 2016 wall chart. They proved so popular that we ran out of printed wall charts and had to offer them as downloadable versions instead.
In August, we looked at the London Plan’s zero-carbon incentive, which introduced stricter housing standards that came into effect in October. Then in October, we highlighted an innovative new take on photovoltaic solar energy; the v3spin.
Not content with writing articles for our own blog, we were asked by office design company Paramount Interiors to give them an insight into the roles that BREEAM and LEED play in the office design industry.
Looking back at 2016 has proved just what a hectic year it’s been at Melin. But we wouldn’t have it any other way. So here’s to a happy, healthy, sustainable 2017 that’s just as busy!