For those who would like a more in-depth introduction to BedZED, each month we offer a guided tour, led by a member of staff from BioRegional – BedZED’s co-developers and sustainability experts.
Our tours are aimed at industry professionals and students - minimum age 18. To avoid disruption to local residents we cannot offer tours to groups larger than 20 people.
Please note there is a maximum group size of 20 people.
Tour length: 1.5 hours (depending on the number of questions).
When: Tours are normally held on the last Thursday of the month, in the morning. The tour booking page shows all available tours. We are sorry that we cannot offer tours on other dates, as costs do not allow it.
Each tour includes time spent walking around the BedZED site, a short film which looks at all the energy saving features of an individual home and refreshments. We look at the green lifestyles strategies; how we have reduced the ecological footprint of waste, transport emissions and food. We also look at the strategies for reducing energy and water consumption, generating energy on site, and collecting and recycling water. Please note the tour does not currently include a tour inside one of the homes at BedZED.
Cost: £16 per person, or £10 for concessions (students, pensioners and those who are on benefits). The cost of the tour includes a BedZED guide and light refreshments. All bookings should be made online, using the link below.
A presentation by a senior architect from ZEDfactory can be arranged for an additional £250 per group. Please contact us for more information on 020 8404 4880.
If you aren't fluent in English, please contact us to discuss translation, whether amongst friends/colleagues or with a professional translator.
Wheelchair accessibility: The BedZED site is wheelchair accessible.
"…we found the tour very interesting and I shall be recommending a visit to my teaching colleagues…"
Lecturer, Cambridge University
"…the residents association and myself found the whole day very interesting and worthwhile…"
Manchester-based regeneration company
"…our Board Members had an excellent time and found the tour fascinating… I will be recommending the tour to others in the housing world…"
London-based housing association
Resource pack for schools
Unfortunately BioRegional is no longer able to offer BedZED tours to under 18s.
External funding that enabled us to run the BedZED tour programme as an educational resource came to an end in 2009 and we do not now have staff experienced in delivering tours to under 18s.
We have developed a resource pack for schools and other groups, comprising a 25 minute film on DVD, a BedZED visitor guide and a CD containing electronic copies of BioRegional's three BedZED research publications. We would be very happy to send you the resource pack for a nominal £10 charge to cover production and postage costs. Please call 020 8404 4880 to request a pack.