A new three storey office complex comprising of: executive suites, administration suites, training facilities, changing facilities and welfare facilities, in addition to the construction of a new 20,000 Sqft bakery facility and all of the associated site wide utilities infrastructure. ESD were appointed by the Village Bakery and responsible for the provision of a performance design to the new office facility and site wide infrastructure and a shell and core design to the new bakery facility.
We were tasked by the Village Bakery to provide a simple, low energy and user friendly Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) design solution that works for the Village Bakery’s staff and visitors.
We worked closely with the scheme architects to ensure that the building function and form worked with a low energy naturally ventilated solution with multiple opening windows and cross flow ventilation for the upper floor administration suites. Any solar gains throughout the office spaces have been mitigated as part of the design through the use of architectural aesthetic brise soleil.
The scheme incorporates high efficiency LED lighting throughout and we have adopted a BREEAM standard for the external lighting provision to ensure the lighting to the exterior of the building is both energy efficient and safe for any staff and visitors.
Extensive works have been undertaken on the site wide utilities infrastructure with new private High Voltage mains, in addition to medium pressure gas mains, provided as part of an integrated energy centre to the new bakery facility.