Port of Tyne, South Shields
The Dogger Bank Wind Farm, the largest offshore wind farm in the world, represents a remarkable milestone in the United Kingdom’s commitment to renewable energy and sustainability. As part of the UK Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Framework, this project was not only focused on generating clean energy but also on creating a sustainable and ecologically conscious environment for its workers and visitors.
Langley Design worked in collaboration with Bowmer + Kirkland, a regular customer of ours, playing a pivotal role in shaping the project’s public spaces to meet the highest standards of sustainability, aesthetics, and functionality. Bowmer + Kirkland approached Langley Design to provide an outdoor shelter in the new communal areas as well as various seating around the site. These items were required to harmonize with the natural surroundings, support plant life, and provide a welcoming environment for the people working at or visiting the wind farm. The shelter was built out of Sustainable FSC Hardwood Iroko to give a premium finish and included mesh panels to be used as climbing walls for future plant life. The bespoke designed picnic tables and benches were made in liaison with the contractor and architect’s requirements, again in Iroko, with powder-coated galvanised steel legs to match structures and facades already on site.
The use of Hardwood timber on new developments not only reduces carbon by storing CO2 from the air, but being a durable and hardwearing material also lessens the need for frequent replacements, in line with the principles of a circular economy.Download Project Case Study
Project Reference: LDINV2918
Contractor: Bowmer + Kirkland
Job Type: Supply & Install