The OAPlaza, Rotherham

The OAPlaza, Rotherham

Life expectancy is increasing, but the number of years of healthy life in retirement is not keeping up. Research has revealed that loneliness is significant contributing factor towards the downward spiral of one’s health and wellbeing in old age. The UK, and Rotherham in particular, are facing ever escalating demands on health and social care services for our ageing population. The response, a project that aims to celebrate and improve society’s perceptions of ageing to ensure continued wellbeing into old age. The OAPlaza project takes on the vacant Primark building on Rotherham High Street and offers a number of civic amenities...
Brightside Algal Works, Forgemasters

Brightside Algal Works, Forgemasters

Traditional manufacturing in the UK is subject to the increasing threats of globalisation. Sheffield, once being the world capital of steel production, is now a struggling city of manufacture bearing only a tiny fraction of these industries today. Resilience needs to be developed, and environmental initiative taken, to ensure the future existence of such energy intensive industries in a world of stricter environmental legislation and an imminent fuel crisis. The project seeks to utilise the waste heat energy from Sheffield Forgemasters, along with other by products of the steel making process, to cultivate algae for the production of algal biofuel...
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