Last updated: 16th January 2015
1. Aim of the West of England Sustainable Construction Network (WESCON)
The West of England Sustainable Construction Network (WESCON) was set up in 2007 in order to promote sustainability in planning, design and construction across the West of England sub-region and to promote peer learning through the pooling of expertise and knowledge in the field of sustainable construction and design.
The group is a multi-disciplinary one comprising town planners, surveyors, architects, urban designers, landscape architects, environmental and policy specialists from local authorities, professional membership bodies (such as RTPI and RICS), Universities, Further Education institutions and Environmental Consultancies.
Organisations represented include:
- Bath & North East Somerset Council
- Bristol City Council
- Buro Happold
- City of Bath College
- Regen SW
- RIBA Bristol and Bath
- South Gloucestershire District Council
- Swindon Borough Council
- The Architecture Centre
- The Federation of Master Builders
- The Green Register
- UK Green Building Council
- UK Gateway
- University of the West of England
- Wiltshire Council
WESCON is jointly convened and managed by Cleo Newcombe-Jones (Town Planner, Bath & North East Somerset Council) and Lucy Pedler (architect, The Green Register and Develeco limited). There is no charge for joining WESCON, but members should have experience and knowledge in the field of Sustainable Construction, Buildings and Design. Please contact Cleo if you would like to join WESCON or would like further information on 01225 477617 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WESCON meets 2-3 times per year. Meetings typically combine site visits and/or presentations from invited speakers together with the core meeting. The meetings foster collaborations and joint funding bids with WESCON members and promote professional sustainable building training.
Recent site visits have included:
- B&NES Civic Centre, Keynsham
- The Triangle, Swindon
- Bristol Enterprise Area
- Bath Western Riverside District Heating Energy Centre, Bath
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