One month after opening – the Weddles have been brought into the spotlight from international media. Our design for the quingdao glasshouse is central to the 2014 work Horticulture Expo and has attracted over 1 million visitors already. It has been international acclaimed as a great sucess for Quingao, China and horticulture.
After three years of design and consultation Mike and Lu have made their final site visit to the International Horticultural Expo. They were met by Li Fengli the secretary-general of the 2014 Qingdao International Horticultural Exposition executive committee and were treated to an access all areas tour of the Expo site. Read more →
The Qingdao 2014 World Horticultural Expo Glasshouse nears completion. We have some dramatic photos from the latest site visit to the expo site.
Weddles has been working with one of China’s largest architectural practices over the last few years to develop a naturally ventilated environment where temperatures can fluctuate between 6 – 30 degrees centigrade. When complete, the glasshouse will exhibit a staggering 3000 varieties of plants ranging from bamboo to cactus, palms and tree ferns.
Today saw Weddles in the Sheffield Star. Business Editor, Bob Rae was very interested to hear of our project growth in China, so much so that he ran the full center spread of the Wednesday Business Paper. Within the article is a feature on the company history, contracts & contacts of China, Professor Weddle and the Sheffield University, and the Qingdao International Horticulture Expo. Read more →
Mid-December progress update on our 2014 world horticultural expo glasshouse
Weddles had been working extensively over the past few years in BREEAM assessments, assisting many schemes to achieve EXCELLENT standard. This rating puts the developments in the Top 10% of UK new non-domestic buildings. We can consult on all environmental sections of BREEAM, but are expert in maximising the 10 potential credits available from section 11 – Land Use and Ecology. Read more →