to Arup Midlands.
End Client: Curzon Park Ltd., a joint
venture between Development Securities plc
and Grainger plc.
proposed new build mixed-use development,
consisting of commercial, residential,
hotel, and retail areas.
The development will have an end value in
excess of £350m
Offices Design & Procurement assessments on
the commercial buildings and a Code for
Sustainable Homes assessment on the
residential blocks, and advise on achieving
“Excellent” and “Level 3” sustainability
was appointed as sub-consultants to Arup
Midlands to ensure that all BREEAM and Code
assessments of this development—throughout
the 6-8 year design and construction
phase—obtain “Excellent” or “Level 3”
environmental and sustainability ratings.
We have been involved throughout the design
phase of the project with regular meetings
and communication with the project managers,
architects, engineers, and other specialist
consultants. We issued reports summarizing
the status of the project in terms of
sustainability credentials, advising on the
future steps to ensure the development is on
track to meet the desired rating levels, and
providing guidance as to the type of actions
and specifications needed, as well as the
supporting documents to be produced.
Issues such as the choice of low-impact
materials and insulation; day-lighting
levels; energy-efficient heating, lighting,
ventilation, and cooling systems; and the
protection and enhancement of the ecological
features of the site are of crucial
importance to the success of this ongoing