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We are delighted that the application for the refurbishment of the fourth floor of the grade II* listed London County Hall Riverside Building was recently granted planning consent by the London Borough of Lambeth. We prepared the Energy and Sustainability Statement in support of the application.

Opening in January 2017, 43,000 sq ft of event space will be created over a single floor offering 20 rooms. This includes The Thames and County Suites which comprise 15,000 sq ft of connecting space with uninterrupted views over The River Thames to The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.

The space last occupied by the Greater London Council (GLC) in the 1980’s will be brought back to life with a multi-million pound investment, restoring original parquet floors and art deco windows.

We worked with the applicant, Etc. Venues, and Synergy Architects, to develop the energy and sustainability strategy for the scheme. The requirements included were:

  • A BREEAM Refurbishment & Fit-out 2014 rating of ‘Very Good’, with minimum score of 60%;
  • Thermal modelling to inform the temperature control strategy and reduce the risk of overheating;
  • Production of an Internal Air Quality Management Plan to minimise indoor air pollution;
  • Mitigation of plant noise from new externally mounted building services equipment;
  • Considerate construction practices including monitoring energy and water consumption throughout the refurbishment process.

We are pleased to be continuing our involvement on this project, delivering the BREEAM and energy strategies through to completion.