Friday 17th August. Today,  Bere:architects will be preparing for our office move to the Mildmay Centre, Woodville Road, London N16 8NA. This will involve shutting down our server and moving equipment, and so the team may not have access to emails until Monday morning. We will still be fielding calls from our main office number 0207 359 4503 which will be in operation until the close of business on Friday 17th August.


Mayville, Mildmay Community Centre, Woodville Road N16 8NA

Sat/Sun 10am - 5pm. First come basis. Please note that due to centre bookings, there will be no access to the main hall between 10.30-12.30 on Saturday or between 11.00-2.00 on Sunday. On Saturday tours will therefore be at 12:30pm, 2pm and 4pm and on Sunday there will be tours at 10am, 2pm and 4pm. Last entry 4pm. Max 15 per tour.


15th August 2012. BT have now fixed the fault with our telephone lines and normal service has been resumed. We thank you for your patience over the past two days and apologise for any inconvenience caused.


14th August 2012. BT have now partially repaired the fault on our lines. We are now able to receive calls on our main number, 02073594503, but our personal direct dial numbers have not yet been reallocated.

Please also note that until the problem is fixed we will only have two lines available for simultaneous use. We are endeavouring to keep one line clear at all times, but if you do hear a ‘user busy’ message, please could we ask that you try calling again in a few moments, or send an email.


13th August 2012. BT have accidentally disconnected our telephone lines a week earlier than requested for the office move. They have had a 'BT Special Design Team' working on this all day but have still not managed to reconnect our lines. If you need to contact us by telephone, please email or use the contact page of this site, and we will return your call by mobile phone. Otherwise, our broadband, which is fortunately not hosted by BT, is still a good way of contacting us.


For Large Map refer to the attached pdf.


We have received two shortlistings for the The Sustainable Housing Awards 2012 organised by Inside Housing and Sustainable Housing magazines. Passfield Drive has been shortlisted in the Low Energy Social Housing Project of the Year category and bere:architects has been shortlisted in the Sustainable Social Housing Consultancy of the Year category.

colorado wild fires, 2012, one of many terrifying results of global warming. Image: Marc Piscotty/Getty Images


Politics: Global Warming's Terrifying New Math

A wildfire in Colorado

This story is from the August 2nd, 2012 issue of Rolling Stone magazine, published in the USA

For full story, refer to this link:

JULY 19, 2012 | 9:35AM EDT

Image: Marc Piscotty/Getty Images

Reading the above link should put our previous blog posting into context, highlighting:

Sarah Lewis, Christian Senkpiel, bere:architects, Passivhaus Trust, Retrofit Award


We are very pleased to announce that the Mayville Community Centre won best retrofit earlier this week, in the UK Passivhaus Awards 2012. Congratulations to all involved.

Parsons & Whittley’s highly commendable Wimbish social housing scheme won the Domestic category and the winner of the Non Domestic category was Architype’s Oakmeadow Primary School. Full details of all shortlisted schemes can be found on the Passivhaus Trust website.


The Mayville has been officially re-named as the Mildmay Community Centre, in recognition of the growing significance of the community centre in providing community services for the whole of the Islington Mildmay ward.


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