A BREEAM Excellent Assessment Centre for Families and Children. The Children and Young Person Services of Richmond had an existing building on the site acting as an assessment centre which had reached the end of its practical life and was not suitable for use by children. The site was larger than needed for the new building, therefore careful positioning and forward planning were undertaken to realise land for sale for the Council to generate a receipt.
We led the professional pre-contract team, including a BREEAM pre-assessment and coordinated design development to ensure the detailed requirements of CYPS were included within the design and employer's requirements. The finished building has enhanced U values beyond those required by statute and BREEAM, triple glazing, high use of natural light including light tubes, passive ventilation to the server room, green roof, and PV arrays to the roof for onsite electricity generation.