The new Foyles flagship at 107-109 Charing Cross Road, London, has been shortlisted in the ‘Retail – Refurbishment & Fit-Out’ category at the BREEAM Awards 2015. The winners will be announced on Tuesday 3 March, at a glittering ceremony at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, hosted by TV architect Charlie Luxton.
Hilson Moran was the BREEAM assessor and building services engineer for the project, which achieved a BREEAM Excellent score of 73.4% in 2014 . The refurbished store has 37,000 sq ft of retail space, housing a range of over 200,000 different titles spread across four floors, and is the largest bookshop to have opened in the UK so far this century.
The building features a retained façade that has been thermally upgraded with new high performance windows, as well as exposed thermal mass, which enhances comfort and helps to smooth the temperature swings as crowds of visitors enter the store throughout the day. Air source heat pumps also provide low carbon heating and cooling to retail spaces. In addition a large PV array and green roof was also provided.
The BREEAM awards are made annually to the highest scoring building assessments certified under BREEAM schemes in the preceding calendar year. The awards recognise the achievement of those involved in the specification, design and construction of BREEAM assessed buildings.
Architect: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands