New London Architecture

Study Tour: University College London’s PEARL and CAVE


Thursday 18 July 2024
08:30 - 10:00

Join this Study Tour which will showcase UCL’s PEARL and CAVE hosted by Perkins&Will.
Located at the LondonEast-UK Business and Technical Park, Dagenham, CAVE and PEARL are brand new state of the art specialised research centres. PEARL is UCL’s first carbon negative in-use building. Excess renewable energy generated from its whole roof PV array is shared with CAVE and other buildings in the local energy network.
PEARL (Person Environment Activity Research Laboratory) is a first-of-its-kind research laboratory in which to create life-sized environments–a railway station, high street, town square–under controlled conditions, so as to examine how people interact with their urban environment and each other. The rich data from this research will be used with the goal of improving urban design, for a more accessible and sustainable future.
CAVE (Controlled Active Ventilation Environment) is UCL’s large scale air quality and ventilation laboratory, for applied and fundamental science and engineering studies. This facility will enable researchers to study how different types of ventilation systems affect how viruses spread in specific spatial configurations, with the goal to make indoor environments safer, healthier and more resilient.
Please note the capacity for this event is 30 and tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


08:30   Arrivals for registration and breakfast
08:50   Welcome
            Tamanay Grinion, Account Manager, NLA
            Ian Goodfellow, Principal, Design Director, Perkins & Will
09:00   Tour begins
            Professor Nick Tyler, Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering, UCL and Director of the UCL Centre for Transport Studies
            Kate Edmondson, Associate, Senior Architect, Perkins&Will
            Shayeeka Alam, PhD Student, CAVE, UCL
10:00   End

Speaker biographies

Tamanay Grinion

Senior Account Manager, NLA

Professor Nick Tyler

Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering, University College London (UCL)

Ian Goodfellow

Principal, Design Director, Perkins&Will

Kate Edmondson

Associate, Senior Architect, Perkins&Will

Shayeeka Alam

PhD Student, University College London (UCL)

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Meeting point

London UK Business & Technical Park East, Off Yew Tree Avenue, Rainham Road South, Dagenham East, London, RM10 7FN


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