Costing over £29 million, the redevelopment of the Nottingham Castle site, including the Ducal Palace and Grounds and the extensive cave systems hidden within the Castle Rock, provides a new state of the art visitor centre. Designed and built to the stringent BREEAM sustainability standards, the construction of a new Visitor centre at the Nottingham Castle site will provide additional historical information, activities and restaurant facilities to transform the iconic Nottingham landmark into a world-class heritage destination.
BREEAM Daylight Calculations
By constructing an accurate 3D model and running a dynamic simulation of the building, Encon Associates were able to calculate Daylight Factors in accordance with BRE recommendations and demonstrate that the proposed visitor centre would receive sufficient daylighting in line with BS8206-2:2008 "Lighting for Buildings Part 2: Code of Practice for Daylighting" and CIBSE Lighting Guide and BREEAM HEA 01 requirements, achieving the full 2 credits under this section.
The Daylight Study will be presented within the BREEAM Assessment to contribute key additional credits to ensure the required BREEAM rating is achieved.