Faithful+Gould, part of the SNC-Lavalin Group, provided a professional service throughout the design, construction and post construction phases of the Met Office buildings at Exeter Science Park. Alongside the Atkins team who delivered a high standard of design services, Faithful+Gould provided efficient cost management and sustainability BREEAM services. The work included the Concept and Developed Design for both the Collaboration Space and IT hall, thereafter acting as Client Technical Advisors throughout the Contractor’s Detailed Design and Construction Stages. Faithful+Gould were engaged as the BREEAM Assessor and Accredited Professional throughout the project.
The two buildings showcase sustainable design throughout.
Their key sustainable features included:
- Rain Water Harvesting System – the toilets are flushed using collected rain water.
- Innovative IT Hall Cooling System Design –inspired by the human circulatory system using water instead of air to maintain maximum performance operating conditions, significantly reducing the energy consumption.
- 122 Solar PV panels – this provides energy to the collaboration space.
- Natural Ventilation in the Collaboration Building using high and low level louvres, intelligently controlled by the Building Management System ensuring both comfort and energy efficiency.
- Future service routes - plantroom space and connections have been provided to allow future connection to a site wide district heating system.
- Health & Wellbeing – high emphasis placed on employee health with daylighting, thermal comfort and acoustics optimised.
- Green Wall - increasing local biodiversity and delivering environmental benefits alongside a Biodiverse planting schedule on the whole site.
Both the IT hall and Collaboration buildings were awarded BREEAM 'Excellent' rated certification.
If you are interested in BREEAM consultancy services or have any BREEAM queries, please contact Annabel Clark.