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PRP, Penoyre & Prasad, Anne Thorne and Bere shortlisted for Retro Expo

Practices including PRP, Penoyre & Prasad, Anne Thorne Architects and Bere Architects have been shortlisted for the Retro Expo Awards.

The awards recognise excellence in retrofitting in 11 categories covering the domestic, commercial and public sector markets.

PRP has been shortlisted in the non-domestic retrofit category for The Sharp Project, which involved the conversion of a 25,000sq m former electronics warehouse into a centre for digital production.

Bere Architects is shortlisted for the public building retrofit project of the year for Mayville Community Centre. Principal Justin Bere is also in the running for the DECC retrofit pioneer award.

Solar panels and new side-vented windows differentiate Penoyre Prasad’s retrofitted house from

Source: Morley Von Sternberg

A house with solar panels and new side-vented windows, retrofitted by Penoyre & Prasad

Penoyre & Prasad, Anne Thorne Architects and Robert Cohen and Bob Prewett are all up for the domestic retrofit project of the year award.

The Retrofit for a Living project earned Penoyre & Prasad a shortlisting for its work retrofitting a 1990s mid-terrace two-storey house.

Robert Cohen & Bob Prewett were selected for their work on the C80 refurb project, which cut energy use in a 150-year old mid-terrace house by 80%.

Anne Thorne Architects was selected for its Retrofit for the Future project on St Luke’s Street in Stoke-on-Trent, a scheme which used Passivhaus principles to reduce emissions from a terraced house.

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  • Windows in modern houses are too small already- why block them up further meaning people have to have lights on more wasting energy?

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