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240 Blackfriars Road achieves ‘Excellent’ under new BREEAM 2011 assessment

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240Blackfriars[14/06/13] Leading international multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, Hilson Moran, has achieved BREEAM ‘Excellent’ for the design stage of 240 Blackfriars Road in London – its first under the BREEAM 2011 New Construction offices scheme with a score of 75.44% – 5.44% higher than required for an ‘Excellent’ rating.

The 19-storey, 236,000 sq ft office building developed by Great Portland Estates, was designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, with Hilson Moran appointed as the mechanical and electrical engineer, sustainability, fire and lift consultants. The building incorporates high levels of energy efficiency features including:

  • Efficient building fabric
  • High performance solar control glazing
  • Efficient building services systems and appliances
  • LED lighting in office areas
  • Efficient lighting and thermal systems controls
  • Mechanical heat recovery via thermal wheels
  • High efficiency chillers for the offices
  • Centralised gas fired hot water system for the offices
  • Use of high efficiency low NOX boiler for heating
  • Photovoltaics on the roof

Andrew Grint, Project Director for 240 Blackfriars Road, said: “This is our first BREEAM Excellent rating building under the BREEAM 2011 New Construction – offices scheme, and one of only seven total office schemes to have so far been certified. The handful of schemes meeting the high standards of the 2011 regulations set the bar for future developments in London and across the country”


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