Simons Design Ltd
This scheme was assessed as a shell development under 2014 scheme more than one year after completion to meet requirements of a new development owner and achieved a Very Good rating of 69.2% (Cert 0059-6619).
This is a significant achievement considering the site was designed and constructed to meet a tenant requirement for BREEAM 2008 as part of the developer’s obligations. The 50,000 sq ft M&S Unit which was assessed with fitout to BREEAM 2008 and achieved Excellent rating 74.5% (Cert 0057-6215). The Boots Unit independently achieved BREEAM 2011 Excellent rating 70.3% (Cert 0050-3391) led by their design architect (also Simons Design).
Key Design features Included;
– Native landscape planting
– SUDs designed hard landscaping scheme
– Integrated bird boxes
– Large cycling provision
– Liaison with local crime advisors
– Roof mounted PV meeting 20% of regulated energy demand
– Specification to maximise Mat 01 credits and responsibly sourced materials including timber, high recycled content and GGBS cinder track public right of way alongside the site.
– Embodied carbon footprint used as part of value engineering
The construction phase provided further credits;
– High recycled content of demolition of redundant structures on the site
– 100% diversion of construction waste from landfill
– Recycled content evaluation (WRAP methodology 33% by Value)
– Comprehensive community liaison strategy including local supply chain evaluation, meet the buyer events and skills support at local college construction course leading to CCS score of 41/50
In collaboration with Boots and M&S further involvement has led to detailed investigations from RIBA design stage 2 and extending more than one year after completion.
– Climate change mitigation review
– Commitments to Post occupancy Evaluation
We believe that the combination of development, design and construction teams all under one roof provided by one organisation was a contributory factor to the ability to maintain a high scoring assessment for three different organisations through transition between three schemes of the BREEAM manual (2008, 2011 and 2014).