Mark Lane

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Top eco rating for business park premises

A unit at a leading South Yorkshire business park has achieved Band A status for Energy Performance following a refurbishment programme involving a combination of renewable and low energy measures.

Mountcity Group has speculatively refurbished Unit 4 of Rotunda Business Centre, part of Thorncliffe Park Industrial Estate, which is being marketed by Knight Frank.

The refurbishment work, including solar panels, insulation and eco-friendly heating and lighting systems - has seen the 3,478 sq ft building achieve the Band A status. Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are part of the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPB) Regulations and rank a building’s energy efficiency on an A+ to G rating, similar to those used for electrical appliances.

Rebecca Schofield, partner at the Sheffield office of Knight Frank, said: “Band A status takes Unit 4 at the Rotunda to a very high level of environmental efficiency. Environmental efficiency is an increasingly important factor, not only for landlords but for discerning tenants, too.

“Mountcity’s speculative investment in the unit at Rotunda and the refurbishment work will not only reduce the building’s environmental impact but will improve the business bottom line over time for the tenant by making it a more cost-effective building to run.”

Knight Frank announced at the end of last year that all industrial accommodation at Thorncliffe was 100% occupied. As well as Unit 4 at Rotunda, Thorncliffe Business Park offers other high quality office accommodation, with available suites ranging from 500 – 10,000 sq ft.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Mark Lane .

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