Architects plan for carbon neutral office

Posted on by John Cronin

An award-winning architects company has announced plans to attempt to create a carbon neutral office.

Treglown CourtArchitectural practice Stride Treglown, which was last month named “Wales Architectural Practice of the Year” by Insider Magazine, has announced that it plans to spend an additional £65,000 installing 1,240 sq ft of photovoltaics on the roof and south facade of their new Cardiff office (pictured).

Stride Treglown occupy the energy-efficient Treglown Court offices located on a former industrial service yard. The futuristic office block is next to the NSPCC office building that they also designed. The BREEAM rated ‘Outstanding’ building achieved the highest UK rating at design stage of just under 90%. Once the new photovoltaics are installed the company believes the building will be the first privately-funded, carbon neutral office scheme in the UK.

Treglown Court is a 2-storey office building offering 5,400 sq ft of floor space. The building was constructed by Rowan Properties Partnership and was officially opened in January by Jane Davidson, the then Welsh Assembly Government Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing.

The NSPCC occupy the larger 15,000 sq ft headquarters style office. Both buildings are located on a brownfield site now known as Tolven Court, which is part of the larger Ocean Way development. Additional offices offering floor space from 9,000 sq ft to 43,500 sq ft are available (pdf link) on a design and build or pre-let basis.

Stride Treglown has worked on several landmark office schemes across the UK including Bristol office schemes One Glass Wharf and The Paragon and the 45,000 sq ft St James’s Place development in Cirencester.


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