A concept structure built using innovative techniques
Innovative materials to create a building of the future
A CONCEPT STRUCTURE BUILT USING INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES
We are designing and constructing an 1000 square metre building at Trelonk to demonstrate the use of innovative modular building techniques inspired by the rapid advancement within the automotive sector. It will be a low carbon building, constructed using sustainable and recyclable materials with integrated renewable energy technology to provide heat and power to the building.
A concept structure, we hope that it will contribute to conventional building methodology through the development of a structural bio-composite.
INNOVATIVE BIO-COMPOSITE MATERIALS
To create our structure, we are developing the use of a structural bio-composite known as Hemposite which will form the superstructure of the new building, much like a car chassis. This composite is a unique sandwich of renewable materials that can offer incredible insulating properties and structural capabilities, superior to conventional steel and synthetic materials.
Our ambition is that this new structural panel system will include the integration of renewable energy generation and the distribution of services such as heating/cooling, power and utilities. This will mean that this scale able and adaptable design is capable of being placed almost anywhere, independent of state infrastructure provision. It will be factory fabricated, enabling precision and providing a rapid on-site assembly time.
All of the material ingredients are sourced from natural and renewable sources. This quality in conjunction with the absence of conventional wet trades, means that the structure can be fully disassembled and recycled.
meet our team
Adam Parnall, PROJECT LEAD, PARNALL BIOENGINEERING
Adam heads up Parnall BioEngineering Ltd, as well as all aspects of construction and estate management, driving the design and infrastructure for all development at Trelonk.
As a member of the Parnall family, Adam has a deep understanding of the company’s heritage and through his skills and experience in construction has lead the project to develop LARA – Large Alternative Reality Area with its revolutionary composite materials with strong environmental credentials.
Matt Belcher, programme director
With over 20 years senior construction project management, concept and brand development experience, Matt started his grass roots up management career in 1996 reaching the level of General Manager for M & B plc’s Flagship site by the age of 23. In 2005, Matt left M & B, following a number of corporate project lead roles to experience a restaurant start up project as Ops Director, before joining Sophie’s Steakhouse as ‘Head of Operations’.
Matt founded Cow & Claw Ltd, a hospitality consultancy in 2006 and as Managing Director he has established a change management consultancy and business strategy advisory service, primarily to hotels & hospitality, but later diversifying into other sectors.