Designs revealed for Landid and Federated Hermes’ approved energy efficient office building in Surrey

Working on behalf of Federated Hermes Ltd., Landid has revealed the design for its recently approved (October 2023) new, highly energy efficient modern workplace in the centre of Reigate, Surrey.

The building comprising 56,000 sq. ft. of fully flexible workspace and community amenities over four floors, is designed to have minimal embodied and operational carbon impact, setting a new standard for office buildings in this area.

The building will build on Landid’s track record of delivering sustainable office buildings and is targeting a ‘BREEAM Excellent’ rating. The all-electric building responds to the national demand for high quality, sustainable and flexible office space.

Landid’s vision to create a sustainable development will be delivered through a building envelope that will minimise heat loss and the energy required to control internal temperature.

Operational carbon savings will be achieved through an all-electric strategy that integrates on-site energy generation - a heating and cooling system comprised of air and water source heat pumps will sit alongside a PV array. The shortfall demand will be met by the National Grid, which benefits from both the reduced carbon intensity of electricity today, and the carbon savings offered by an ever-greening grid.

A highly efficient centralised air ventilation system will address heating and cooling requirements, while the considered design of the façade will limit the amount of solar gain throughout the day. The sustainability strategy also seeks to reduce water usage on site through efficient water fixtures and intelligent controls.

Users will be encouraged to utilise low-carbon modes of transport, with EV car parking spaces and enhanced end-of-journey facilities for cyclists. The site is within walking and cycle distance from surrounding local amenities such as Reigate Railway Station, which has regular services to London, Reading, Redhill and Gatwick Airport.

The building, owned by a client of Federated Hermes Ltd. and designed by DNA Architecture, will be delivered by developer and asset manager Landid. Reflecting shifting trends in the office sector, Landid is increasingly pursuing a dual strategy that includes assets in areas near to the M25 and Central London. This approval follows the developer’s latest retrofit workplace building named Fuse Victoria, in Central London.

James Silver, managing director at Landid said: “We’re excited to see this standard of office building making its way to surrounding towns outside of London.

“It is essential for Landid to consider the full ESG spectrum when delivering a new building and we’re hoping this approval will ensure a fantastic addition to the Reigate area, not only for occupiers but for the wider community through new jobs and shared spaces, while achieving net-zero carbon or less where possible.

“Working with Federated Hermes, our aim for this building is to create a gateway for future office buildings in the Surrey area, to continue our journey to reach net zero in the UK.”

By Mark Adair – Correspondent, Bdaily

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