The Design and delivery of the scheme has sustainability at its core, with an approach to enhance the buildings economic and social value whilst mitigating its environmental impact. This is demonstrated in the project’s BREEAM Excellent rating.
The scheme follows a ‘fabric first approach’ ensuring high levels of thermal performance and natural ventilation. Heating is via a mains gas CHP hot water system and incorporates renewable technologies including roof mounted Photovoltaics. Other energy saving features including improved lighting efficiency making use of LED technology throughout. Biodiversity within the site will be retained and increased by providing enhanced opportunities for shelter, nesting and food sources for a range of species including invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, small mammals and birds.