BAM Construction has been appointed by Quadrum to deliver a new net zero carbon office in Victoria, the UK’s first design-reviewed 5.5 Star NABERS building
The net zero carbon office redevelopment will provide 108,000 sq ft. of Grade A communal spaces and best-in-class facilities, including a 3,300 sq. ft café and 4,600 sq ft gym, as well as 13,000 sq. ft of green space.
There is a 2,600 sq ft private garden on the ground floor as well as spacious indoor and outdoor amenity spaces, a private terrace on the sixth floor and multiple terraces on the seventh floor, as well as a rooftop platform. There will be storage for 178 bikes, 5-star spa-style changing rooms with 19 showers, and 177 smart lockers.
The scheme is one of only three in the country to be pre-certified and is the first in the UK to achieve an Excellent 5.5-star NABERS design-reviewed target rating for building efficiency.
Highest ESG standards
Ilyas Aslam, chief operating officer at Quadrum, said: “Designing the redevelopment of 11 Belgrave Road has been an exciting opportunity to provide a ground-breaking landmark office building for the next generation of occupier, focused on the highest ESG standards in an exceptional location and with wellbeing at its heart.
“To deliver the scheme, we wanted to engage with a project team that shared our vision for this development. BAM Construction is a great addition, setting its own exceptional standards in sustainability both as a contractor and as a business.”
Rod Stiles, regional director, BAM Construction London said: “I’m very pleased to renew our partnership with Eric Parry, having worked with the practice at both Finsbury Square and Pancras Square, the latter being part of the transformation of Kings Cross.
“I am also delighted to be working so closely already with the Quadrum team. The quality of our collaboration not only resolves problems, it enhances the way we adopt digital platforms, achieve sustainability goals and deliver social value to the community around us.
“There is great positive vibe emerging from the client team and we bring a wealth of experience to bear.”
Net zero carbon in both construction and operation
The development has been designed by Eric Parry Architects alongside landscape architect Gillespies and is expected to be complete in Q4 of 2023.
Led by engineering consultancy Max Fordham, it has been designed to be net zero carbon in both construction and operation, surpassing the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge target by 38%.
Max Fordham have also led the NABERS process and the WiredScore Platinum and SmartScore Platinum targets, while environmental consultant Delta Green has advised on a design stage BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating and Ekkist on WELL Platinum.