Irina Korneychuk & Paul Tilley
Project Leader – Faulkner Browns & Head of Sport & Recreation at University of Portsmouth
Promoting Healthy Lifestyles Through Excellence in Sustainability and Active Design
Sustainable design should continuously move forward and look beyond blind compliance with best practice and established green building accreditation criteria. Our current thinking aims to promote not only low carbon sustainable building solutions, but environments which shape student experience through enhanced physical and mental health and wellbeing. This has been a key consideration behind the design of the new University of Portsmouth sports building. By advocating high-quality universal design based on principles of accessibility and inclusivity, we aspire to influence general levels of physical activity. Principles of active design embedded into this project take this one step further, encouraging spontaneous everyday movement and activity through interaction with landscape and architecture, whilst promoting engagement in formal sports.
John Walker & Locklynne Hall
Architect – Walker Simpson Architects and Business Director at LiveWire
Supporting an ageing population through the creation of dementia-friendly facilities and services
A review of the strategic development and philosophy behind the new Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub in Warrington which aims to be the first project in the world to receive the University of Stirling’s Gold Accreditation for a Dementia-Inclusive Public Building.
Peter Moore OBE & Gavin Woodhouse
Chairman of leisure and Chairman – Northern Powerhouse Developments
Afan Valley Adventure Resort - A new active leisure Iifestyle
Afan Valley Adventure Resort will be one of the most original and exciting leisure experiences to have been created in Britain for decades.
With its unique and increasingly relevant core theme, it is perfectly positioned to tap into two of the most dynamic sectors of the British leisure market, the Short Break Market and the Visitor Destination market, both of which have vigorously sustained through the different economic cycles of the last 25 years.
It combines the appeal of one of the great success stories, Center Parcs, with its undoubted ability to allow you to totally switch off from the hustle and bustle of everyday living, with a dynamic new core offer, that of an exciting, adrenaline-filled active lifestyle resort experience which delivers both sheer enjoyment and physical wellbeing, in a unique formula that benefits both body and mind, in a part of the country renowned and recognized, in itself, for its natural beauty and its invigorating ambiance.
The stunning Hills and Valleys of South Wales.