Neighbourhood North: maximum gain, minimum pain – transformational office redevelopment

Author: Claire Thomas, Maria Schaerer and Holly Stephenson

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3 June 2024

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Neighbourhood North: maximum gain, minimum pain – transformational office redevelopment

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Claire Thomas, Maria Schaerer and Holly Stephenson
Date published
3 June 2024
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Claire Thomas, Maria Schaerer and Holly Stephenson

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The Structural Engineer, Volume 102, Issue 6, 2024, Page(s) 26-30

Date published

3 June 2024

Author

Claire Thomas, Maria Schaerer and Holly Stephenson

Citation

The Structural Engineer, Volume 102, Issue 6, 2024, Page(s) 26-30

Price

Standard: £10 + VAT
Members/subscribers: Free

This article explores the project aims, challenges, solutions and lessons learned in redeveloping an existing 1980s quayside office block in southwest England.

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This article explores the project aims, challenges, solutions and lessons learned in redeveloping an existing 1980s quayside office block in southwest England. A full-height side extension introduced a double-height atrium entrance and unlocked the full potential of the office floorplates. New, larger windows were added in the existing facades, which improved the building's environmental performance, including more daylight and reduced heat loss. The client has a strong sustainability ethic and cross-laminated timber floor slabs were included in the design, which aspires to achieve BREEAM Outstanding accreditation. The project achieved an overall SCORS rating of A+, bordering on A++, at 53kg/CO2e/m2, despite the extension itself having a SCORS rating of F.

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PDF
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26-30
Publisher:
The Institution of Structural Engineers

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Timber Concrete - reinforced Refurbishment Extension Project Focus Issue 6

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