Gallese Design were part of a Design and Build contract team successfully appointed by Stradform Ltd to provide detailed M & E design for Usk House Category A fit out Speculative Office Buildings.
The client did not have a 'green' engineering aspiration, however sustainable features were provided within the M & E design by default and also due to Gallese Designs' significant design and build experience in this form of contract. A BREEAM Excellent certification was an Employer Requirement - 'by any means'.
Usk House is a speculative office three storey building of steel construction, with large open plan office units and including central circulation areas.
The M & E design incorporated energy efficient systems wherever possible and the aims and aspirations of BREEAM were considered throughout. An 'Excellent' rating has been achieved.
Environmental features include heat pump comfort cooling throughout the let-able office areas, mechanical ventilation with heat recovery thermal wheel air handling units for the offices and toilet areas, high efficiency fluorescent lighting internally and combination fluorescent LED and metal halide lighting externally to compliment the architecture.