12 October 2010
The £25m development in Bristol, Project Oak Building, has won Sustainable Project of the Year at the 2010 Defence & Birmingham Building Schools for the Future awards dinner held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.
The award recognises the five pillars of sustainability, Waste; reduction to landfill, Carbon; reduction of carbon emissions, Sustainable Procurement; including use of sustainable materials, Design; delivering Defence Estate’s DREAM standard and Corporate Responsibility; how the project has involved and improved the local community.
The project was awarded by Defence Estates through the Prime Contract framework with Debut South West and was the largest project to be procured and delivered under this method. WYG provided an array of services on the multi-million pound project including mechanical & electrical and civil & structural services.
Andrew Griffiths, Technical Director, WYG said: “It’s excellent news and a good reward for the hard work that was put into making the project possible.
“Through the early development of the design, the team have been passionate and proactive in delivering an engineered solution that satisfies the many user requirements.”
The scheme comprises of the use of a ground source heat pump feeding underfloor heating, rainwater harvesting supply the toilets, daylight dimming controls, passive ventilation including night time purging, computer control solar shading.
The building construction consisted of a dense reinforced concrete structure and secondary steelwork brick façade, attenuated storm water.
The building has been constructed to provide 600 work stations for defense personal in an open plan office environment with false floor for services distribution to allow for easy alternative space planning.