Sustainable Technologies

Maximising resource, minimising impact

Herefordshire has a number of businesses within the sustainable technology sector. Sustainble construction is a particular strength, ranging from services such as architects (Architype) through timber frame buildings (Taylor Lane, Border Oak) to products (Kingspan).

Many of our advanced engineering businesses are providing innovative, low carbon solutions to businesses in a host of other sectors. Clustering sustainable technology businesses on Skylon Park will maximise the potential to develop beneficial connections and trade in the wider local area.

The Enterprise Zone is actively encouraging renewable energy propositions to deliver heat and power to new businesses on Skylon Park.

 

Case Study

 

Jenks Associates Ltd, a team of building services consulting engineers, combines its 30 years of experience with the very latest in technology and innovation to design, create and refurbish all types of buildings that are environmentally and economically sustainable.

The fast growing firm works in many different sectors with clients of every shape and size, on old buildings and brand new ones.  It's portfolio ranges from Buckingham Palace and the Natural History Museum through to the rapidly expanding Premier Inn hotel chain.

"We have recently moved to the exciting new development at Skylon Court and feel really at home here.  Our business ethos is focussed largely around energy and sustainability, and the fact that the buildings at Skylon Court are all cloaked in a lovely green clad facade was an immediate selling point to us along with the building's green credentials, BREEAM rating, and low energy running costs.

"The site has photo voltaic panels installed on all buildings, offsetting carbon against grid displaced electricity, which was also attractive to us.  We are pleased to be part of the Skylon Court business community and have comfort that we have a unit that will allow our business to grow over the next five years. - Brett Smith, Commercial Director