Managing Director – Waterman Building Services, UK
“INNOVATION AT THE EVERYMAN THEATRE, LIVERPOOL”
Winner of the Stirling Prize in 2014 and the CIBSE Best Performance Building, Leisure and overall winner 2016 – the Everyman Theatre refurbishment has been recognised for its high levels of user satisfaction and comfort, whilst delivering outstanding measured building performance.
From the outset the New Everyman Theatre had very defined requirements from the client in terms of the internal environment and the energy usage. The building had to be low energy and incorporate sustainable technology to lower the energy consumption of the theatre, as well as achieve an BREEAM EXCELLENT rating.
Neil will give an insightful overview of the history and development of the Everyman Theatre from its building origins as a chapel in 1837 through to its rebirth as the Stirling prize winner in 2014, and will describe its success as a socially sustainable building in addition to its highly sustainable environmental credentials. Neil will explain the benefits of a naturally ventilated auditorium, recycled materials, the use of CHP, LED lighting and rainwater harvesting.
Neil Lewis is a Chartered Engineer with over 35 years’ experience in the field of Building Services Design.
Neil specialises in Mechanical Engineering with particular experience in Occupancy comfort and low energy solutions. Neil has lectured on behalf of RIBA, CIBSE and CIOB for official CPD on the subject of integrated engineering design and is expert in the field of sustainability with considerable experience in BREEAM and other measuring tools.
– RIBA Best Building of the Year NW
– RIBA National NW Award
– RIBA Stirling Prize 2014 Best New
– Building of the Year
– Civic Trust Awards 2015
– CIBSE Building Performance Awards:
– Project of the Year – Leisure
– Building Performance Champion of the Year