BREEAM Retail Assessment, London

An ongoing development in London's East End, consisting of purpose-built accommodation for cultural and creative industries focused on the historic Malthouse and Granary Buildings, including over 270 residential units (in 2 phases) and premises for a mix of commercial uses on the ground floor.  Planning permission was granted with a condition to achieve a BREEAM Retail Assessment "Very Good" rating.

Key Facts

Client: Bouygues UK

Location: London

Development Site Area: Total GIA 23,800m²

Gross Floor Area: Block A 431m² (4,640 sq ft) Block B 479m² (5,155 sq ft)

Services Provided: BREEAM Retail Assessment (Shell & Core)

Contribution to Planning Consent: Discharged planning condition for BREEAM compliance

Contribution to BREEAM Retail: Green Lease Agreement and Green Building Guide for compliance of multiple credits

Key Environmental Facts: Achieved a BREEAM Retail "Very Good" rating including 80% diversion of waste to landfill, use of SUDs techniques (Sustainable Urban Drainage) and enhancement of biodiversity

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The Solution

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Encon Associates were commissioned as BREEAM Assessor to carry out a Shell & Core BREEAM Retail Assessment, required to mitigate the planning conditions, and also to provide other services to meet BREEAM compliance including Green Lease Agreement and Green Building Guide.

Encon Associates BREEAM Assessors started work on Block A & B in order to establish what was required to meet the planning obligations and to also ensure the BREEAM Retail target and tight deadline could be met. 

Further work on the BREEAM Green Lease Agreement was carried out to compile a specification which was to be adopted by the eventual tenants of the buildings, therefore achieving BREEAM Retail compliance.

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