Blackberry Hill Sales Office

Blackberry Hill Hospital

Blackberry Hill Sales Office

Project Description

Client: Vistry Partnerships
Location: Blackberry Hill Hospital, Bristol
Units: 346
Type: Mixed Use

Project Summary

Blackberry Hill is a complex mixed-use regeneration project consisting of residential dwellings and commercial units, both of which have new build elements and refurbishment to existing protected/listed buildings.

The site uses a variety of construction methods including pioneering SIG i-house systems builds, steel frame apartment blocks, and sympathetically refurbishing the envelope of the old hospital with natural, breathable insulation to preserve the existing building fabric, whilst providing the thermal comfort associated with new build construction.

The units are served by a mix of individual gas boilers and CHP plant, and achieve a site-wide target of 20% carbon reduction, code for sustainable homes level 4, along with BREEAM and ECO homes obligations.

The Challenge

Working across multiple disciplines in both new build and refurbishment, with site-wide targets, conservation considerations, Code level 4, BREEAM and ECO homes, meant finding a balanced strategy which would deliver compliance on all fronts in a cost-effective manner.

We engaged early with the design team to respond to the required pace of development, challenging ground conditions, bespoke construction methods, and provided a coherent strategy in achieving all site-wide obligations and compliance.

For more information: https://vistrypartnerships.co.uk/projects/blackberry-hill-hospital/

Bath Western Riverside

Bath Western Riverside

Bath Western Riverside

Project Description

Client: Crest Nicholson Regeneration
Location: Bath Riverside
Units: 813
Type: Mixed Use

Project Summary

Bath Western Riverside, is a multi-phased development consisting of residential dwellings and commercial units. Crest Nicholson Regeneration has re-developed a once industrial intensive site into an attractive riverside community.

The entire development’s space heating and hot water demands are served by central plants consisting of Mains Gas CHP, Biomass boilers and Gas back-up boilers.

Bath Western Riverside had site wide targets to provide at least 10% carbon savings from renewables and/or low-zero carbon energy technologies, as well as meeting all the requirements set by the Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM.

The Challenge

Each phase consisted of different construction methods, innovative architectural design and were dictated by the applicable version of Building Regulations.

This prompted early engagement with the design team to ensure that the most cost-effective and viable solutions were used to meet the necessary requirements per phase, whilst maintaining a relatively consistent approach towards the development’s overall sustainability strategy

Project Lead: Mitchell Bennellick, Senior Sustainable Consultant

Centenary Quay

Centenary Quay, Crest Nicholson - AESSC Sustainability Consultants

Project Description

Client: Crest Nicholson
Location: Centenary Quay
Units: 1,600
Type: Mixed Use

Project Summary

Centenary Quay is a multi-phased development consisting of residential dwellings and commercial units.

The development has mains gas and communal gas boilers serving residential and commercial units. The development has site-wide targets which were to provide at least 10% carbon savings from renewables and/or low-zero carbon energy technologies, as well as meeting all the requirements set by the Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM.

The Challenge

We worked across all phases of the development to ensure that energy and sustainability targets are met cost effectively. We proactively engaged with the design team to ensure that Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM credits are identified early in the design process ensuring that the most cost effective strategy can be followed to gain compliance.

“AES Sustainability Consultants have provided a very professional and practical service allowing early identification of opportunities which has maximised the benefits that a well-considered view of Code and BREEAM obligations can offer. There are clear savings that have been made and this has translated into a more cost effective scheme.”
Vincent Leonardi, Senior Technical Manager, Crest Nicholson

Greyfriars Quarter

Greyfriars | AES Sustainability Consultants

Project Description

Client: Linden Homes
Project: Greyfriars Quarter
Location: Gloucester
Units: 246
Type: Mixed

Project Summary
The Greyfriars Quarter is a mixed-use site in the heart of Gloucester and includes the Gloscat Campus and Media Site. The aim of the development was to create an attractive city centre residential neighbourhood providing 246 new homes and apartments in a mix of styles alongside commercial shops and community services.

The Challenge

On this development, the requirement was to adhere to the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 and BREEAM Excellent as well as achieving an overall 10% reduction in carbon emissions across the entire site.  Combining the standards of the Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM added a challenge as commercial standards are not normally applied to residential and vice-versa.

The challenge was to meet the conditions using light weight steel frame (Metsec) and traditional masonry around a part steel frame with concrete plank floors, and electric heating. By liaising closely with everyone in the design team, we were able to produce a value engineered solution that focused on  improving the fabric efficiency of the steel frame through good linear thermal bridging details. The solution reduced the amount of PV required to achieve the site-wide target, while also maximising the credits available for the Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM assessments.