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VolkerWessels UK Head Office

VolkerWessels UK Head office is a sustainable three storey office facility including basement, built to accommodate office based staff. The facility is fitted out with resturant, gym and meeting rooms with conference calling facilities.

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The project was built by VolkerFitzpatrick and received numerous awards:

  • 2008 - Sustainable Building of the Year
  • Sustainable Building Services Awards 2008- Sustainable Building / Development of the Year
  • The Brick Awards 2008 - Sustainability Award
  • Institution of Civil Engineers Merit Awards 2008 - Sustainability Award
  • Sustain - Interface Award for Design and Architecture

Sustainable solutions

Sustainability was key to the company agenda when plans for the new building were first drawn up.

Sustainable features include:

  • Ground Source Heat Pumps - Ground source heat pump system comprising of thirty six, 100 mt deep boreholes linked to WR2 heat pumps, delivering savings of 23 tonnes CO2 per annum.
  • Reduced Carbon Emissions - Reduced carbon emissions from previous office of 70%.
  • Water Saving Technologies - Rain water harvesting, electronic taps, pir control to urinal flushing and low flow / volume fittings.
    Daylight Saving Lighting Control
  • High frequency light fittings with automatic presence detection and daylight saving control to the perimeter of the building were installed throughout the office accommodation , thus reducing energy usage.
  • BREEAM Rating - A BREEAM Offices "Excellent" rating.
  • Ground Air Ducts - Office areas served by pine fresh air via buried 1 meter diameter ducts, delivering savings of 2.8 tonnes CO2 per annum.
  • Solar Hot Water Panels - Solar hot water panels providing hot water to the kitchen.
  • Brise Soliel & Photo Voltaic Panels - The front of the offices are shaded by fixed brise soliel with feature PV panels providing a renewable constant source of electricity.
  • Sustainably Designed Envelope - Designed to optimise the natural elements with the following: orientated to optimise natural day light, deep window reveals, vertical louvres, brise soleil.