Commissioned by the Technology Strategy Board the project is one of only 25 studies in the UK. The TSB funding is intended to prepare UK businesses for the complexity of responses required to meet the challenges of climate change as researched by UKCIP. The research is geared towards links between research and practice using live architectural projects to test and cost responses.
Our team consisted of White Design Associates, Forum of the Future, Savills and Faithful and Gould with the Welsh Assembly Government, as the landowner.
The team used the Ely Bridge site in Cardiff, which was the subject of a demonstration project by the Welsh Assembly Government, during this demonstration process an Urban Design Code and masterplan was produced and this design code document is the intended to be the recipient of the adaptation measures.
The "Future Climate Code" is an adaptation design code including both masterplan strategies and building design measures which are explained, illustrated and costed in comparison to the existing design code.
The team used global real time climate data to give insight into the future climate conditions and developed urban design, building design and the potential changes in lifestyle that might be required should the potential climate changes occur.