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We are SILVER!…Investors In People Award

We are SILVER! CBG Consultants Ltd are delighted to have achieved a Silver rating from Investors in People

Thank you to all at CBG Consultants Ltd for your contribution and dedication, congratulations!

 

Chris Travis joins the CIBSE Home Counties North West AGM to debate the challenges of delivering net zero carbon for new commercial buildings by 2030

Chris Travis will be joining the CIBSE Home Counties North West AGM as a panelist to debate the challenges of delivering net zero carbon for new commercial buildings by 2030, on 4th April in London.

Register to attend by following the link below:
http://ow.ly/aB8950Ir2yw

Crosfield School shortlisted for Project of the Year for both the Constructing Excellence Awards and the Construction News Awards!

We are pleased to announce that one of our projects – Crosfield School – has been nominated for:

CBG Consultants were engaged by the school to design an energy efficient Senior School Building that
includes a Café, Performance Space, Teaching classrooms, Library, Welfare Hub, Academic resources as
well as providing a welcoming main entrance hub for the School. The building is set to provide spaces for
elder students who are developing their learning for their GCSEs.

Working with David Miller Architects we provided the M&E, Lighting, Building physics, BIM aspects & RIBA
Stage 4C design information for the project

CBG Consultants launch Manchester Office!

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Manchester Office!

Our Manchester Office is headed up by Umar Azeer, an Electrical Design Engineer and an Associate with over 15 years’ experience in the consultancy environment.

Our new office space is located in the heart of the city, the address is:

1 St Peter’s Square,

Manchester

M2 3AE

Please feel free to drop in for a coffee or schedule a meeting with Associate Umar Azeer.

CBG Project features in Architects’ Journal

St Paul’s Cathedral School is a co-educational preparatory school for boys and girls aged 4 to 13 and a residential choir school for the boy choristers of St Paul’s Cathedral.
The school identified a need to increase capacity and improve its facilities to its pupils. The project included building a new boarding house, which was to provide accommodation to reflect current regulations, with the desire to exceed the expectations and to secure the culturally significant English Choral tradition for future generations.

CBG Consultants was appointed to provide M&E design and sustainable consultancy services for the project. The CLT extension provided a good opportunity to reduce energy costs through high insulation and low infiltration rates inherent with the timber panel building system. The building was modelled to test overheating and the detailed design incorporated feedback from the modelling including optimising glazing selection and variable ventilation rates within the spaces to mitigate both occupancy numbers and summer overheating.

For more information about the project, please read the article on Architects’ Journal.

CBG Project Features in Architects’ Journal

CBG Consultants were appointed to provide M&E Consultancy Services on a new scheme for Dacorum Borough Council. The scheme looks to redevelop the Paradise Depot site to provide affordable housing which will consist of a new apartment block of 56 one and two-bedroom homes and the site will include cycle and scooter storage and a residents’ garden.

The homeless charity DENS currently resides at the Paradise Depot site and plans are also to include rehousing the charity into a brand new two story building.

The Paradise Depot scheme is part of the council’s target to build 350 homes by 2026.

For more information about the project, please read the article on Architects’ Journal.

 

Society of Light and Lighting & CIBSE HCNW Webinar: Lighting For Historic Buildings

There’s still time to register for next week’s Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) and CIBSE Home Counties North West Region for this upcoming CPD webinar, for which CBG Consultant’s Chris Dicks will be chairing and part presenting for with a case study on Oxford’s Christ Church Cathedral:

Lighting for Historic Buildings

15 February 2022 | from 11:00 GMT

Speakers:
Geraldine O’Farrell CEng FCIBSE FSLL FIET

Building Services Engineering Team – Technical Conservation, Historic England

Chris Dicks CEng MIET MEng(hons) MSLL
SLL Regional Representative for CIBSE Home Counties North West Region
Associate Director – CBG Consultants

Find out more and register today

Supporting Macmillan’s 25th Anniversary ‘Follow the Stars’ Christmas Concert

We are delighted to support this evening’s 25th Anniversary Macmillan’s ‘Follow the Stars’ Christmas concert.

Held in the splendour of Oxford’s Christ Church Cathedral where we’ve had the pleasure of working over many years. The evening will play host to some of our best-loved actors, poets and television personalities including Dame Mary Berry, Toby Jones, Tom Hollander and Gugu Mbatha-Raw along with music and carols from The Oxford Bach choir.

The concert can be viewed via live stream at 8pm this evening by following this link. Please use the concert programme if you’d like to sing-a-long at home.

Do give it a watch and donate if you can to this wonderful charity.

Merry Christmas!

Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) Ready Steady Light Event 2021

A small team of our Electrical Engineers attended the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) Ready Steady Light evening, an outdoor lighting competition hosted annually at Rose Bruford College.

Fifteen teams competed, with an allowance of just six light fittings each, plus a few colour filters and a host of cables and tape.

CBG’s allocated plot was a run of four mature trees set in parkland, which got our team thinking… should they light it at all? Given it was a lighting competition, they quickly decided that they should, but perhaps in a way that reflected increasing concerns about the impact of electric lighting on ecology.

There was to be no bathing the tree canopies with white flood lights. In fact, they didn’t want to shine much light upwards at all. Instead a soft amber light gave a wash to the lower trunk and a few selected branches of the largest oak tree. Blue light, the most harmful to fauna, projected a narrow pathway to the tree along the fallen leaves, implying this should be tightly controlled and kept at ground level only. Completing the scene, a gentle green strip projected from the right of the plot to frame the view, with the three colours meeting at the base of the oak.

 

With the concept set, the narrative written, and the installation complete, our team anxiously waited while the judges made their rounds. Their comments were positive, they liked our ecologically minded scheme, and the careful concealment of light fittings.

We didn’t claim a trophy this time but we enjoyed seeing all the other entries with some very worthy competition.

Congratulations to all the teams who took part.

A special thank you to the SLL and Rose Bruford College for hosting.

We’ll be back next year for sure.

International Women in Engineering Day 2021

Happy International Women in Engineering Day from all at CBG Consultants.

International Women in Engineering Day (#INWED) now in its eighth year and was launched to celebrate women in engineering around the world. #INWED is an international awareness campaign which raises the profile of women in engineering and focuses attention on the amazing career opportunities available to women in this exciting industry.

To celebrate INWED we asked some of our women engineers to share their stories in relation to this year’s theme of ‘Engineering Heros’.

#WomenInEngineering #INWED21 #EngineeringHeros