Penoyre & Prasad LLP

Penoyre & Prasad LLP
Penoyre & Prasad LLP
Penoyre & Prasad LLP
Penoyre & Prasad LLP

Penoyre & Prasad has worked with clients in the UK and abroad for more than 23 years, using design to help them achieve long-term organisational goals, and adding significant value to their operations.

Our distinctive, collaborative design approach results in functional, beautiful and energy efficient buildings. From climatic conditions to site context, budget and individual requirements, we ensure that each project we design is right for its location, investors and users.

We are highly regarded for creating low energy, low environmental impact buildings. We are actively involved in the current debate on how to achieve zero carbon at both policy level and through our designs.

As President of the RIBA, 2007-2009, senior partner Sunand Prasad promoted climate change issues through the International Dialogues: Architecture and Climate Change talks programme. As Vice President for Policy and Strategy he was a member of the steering group that developed the RIBA’s Climate Change Toolkit. He is a member of the London Mayor’s Design Advisory Panel and the Government’s Low Carbon Construction Steering Group.

As a practice we combine the development of policy and the sharing of international best practice with appropriate sustainability solutions, whether for standalone buildings or master plan designs; for the refurbishment of existing facilities or new build. Adaptability is key to achieving real long-term sustainability. We create long-term loose-fit buildings that meet current needs whilst allowing for future as yet unknown patterns of use. Our design approach can best be summarised by the following core objectives:

to reduce energy demands through rigorously testing early design moves re building positioning, massing and orientation, to ensure we are maximising the potential of the site and day-lighting and thereafter focus with the design team on designing efficient and well controlled fabric and services

to increase energy efficiency of installations through more efficient heating, ventilation, lighting and electronic equipment and control systems.

to reduce the carbon in the fuel supply by measures both on and off-site and advising clients how best to achieve this

We are committed to learning from our completed buildings by carrying out Post-Occupancy Evaluations and using feedback to assist our clients to minimise energy in use and to improve our future designs.

From our groundbreaking, low energy design of an educational visitors centre in Dagenham in 1995, to our 2009 carbon-negative development in Crouch Hill, and the forthcoming energy conserving retrofit of a major London tower, Penoyre & Prasad has been at the forefront in creating exemplars for the construction industry.

Crouch Hill Community Park proposes the renovation of a sensitive, but unkempt piece of Metropolitan Open Land in the heart of North London. This project offers a rare opportunity to build new places of learning and community, in an inspirational urban woodland setting.

The project involves a new community-based primary school and nursery, and the refurbishment of the Cape Youth Centre housed in an old electrical substation. With 480 pupils the school will replace the existing nearby Ashmount Junior School. The design provides flexible and adaptable internal learning spaces and allows for community use outside school hours. Integral to this project is to be a privately run 35 place community nursery. The existing youth centre is to be adapted to reflect its changing requirements, and incorporates a community ecology learning centre.

The project will be an exemplar carbon-negative development for London. This will be achieved through minimising energy consumption and the use of on-site renewables and a gas fired CHP plant to provide heat and power to school and youth centre and to existing, neighbouring housing blocks.

Crawley Library

The new award-winning Crawley Library stands in the heart of West Sussex and provides a high profile sustainability message for the town. Crawley Library is currently the most sustainable building in West Sussex, providing a range of county council services: a central library, registrar office, and administrative/social services accommodation. Facing onto a new public square, the four-storey building has a timeless stone and glass facade, designed to be a landmark for Crawley town centre. The three storey library is arranged around a bright and welcoming atrium. Each floor cantilevers slightly over the level below, creating a gentle overhang, that shelters and shades the south and west facades. Designed for sustainability and comfort, the building features extensive thermal mass and night time cooling, a flexible and efficient ‘mixed-mode’ ventilation system, excellent natural day lighting, a biomass boiler and solar water heating.

Contact: Ian Goodfellow, Partner


Penoyre & Prasad LLP
28 – 42 Banner Street
United Kingdom
Phone: 0207 250 3477