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The Sofia office of Stephen George International serves as a centre for operating in the Balkans and Eastern Europe. The office has experience in many architectural sectors including masterplanning, industrial, residential, retail, refurbishment and interiors, and draws upon over 40 years’ experience from our UK offices. The team has considerable sustainability expertise and offer BREEAM assessments and consultancy as part of the full architectural package.

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  1. 1. Capability Presentation 01/2012 Bulgaria INTERNATIONAL
  2. 2. Company Credentials and supporting information Contents2 Stephen George & Partners, Leicester office
  3. 3. Company Credentials and supporting information ContentsStephen George InternationalIntroduction 5Experience 8Experience - Masterplanning 10Experience - Office & Business Parks 20Experience - Logistics & Industrial Building 34Experience - Public Buildings 52Experience - Bulgaria 58Experience - Animation and CGI 75Experience - Collaborative 76Project Team 84Company Credentials 104Health & Safety Policy 110Sustainability Policy 119Sustainability Awards 123 3
  4. 4. Stephen George International
  5. 5. introduction After our UK success, Stephen George International has been established in the belief that expansion overseas will create new opportunities. Our approach is to work in partnership, enabling us to learn from others and share our knowledge so that we can deliver projects sensitive to local culture and requirements, but grounded in our own expertise. These are our core strengths of masterplanning, sustainability and logistics. This collaborative approach has been received enthusiastically and is providing us with better access to local markets, developers and agencies. Using high speed data management systems the operation is seamless, giving internationally based teams instant access to information and knowledge across the business and immediate back-up support from our offices in the UK. In partnership, we can deliver high quality solutions around the world. We are currently looking at projects in the West Indies, China, Europe and the Middle East. Founded in 1970, Stephen George & Partners has established itself as one of the UK’s leading architectural practices. Stephen George & Partners is placed in the ‘Top 100’ practices by the Architects’ Journal and has recently been included in the ‘Top 100 Companies to work for’ listing in The Sunday Times. We have extensive experience within both the private and public sectors, offering quality architectural design services supported by technical expertise. Commitment to quality, service and innovation are the basis of our practice philosophy and working closely with our clients is a key element of our success. We believe that the foundations of good design lie in strong relationships. Our varied and diverse portfolio of work demonstrates our success in most sectors of the construction industry. Our ability to respond rapidly to client requirements, resolve complex site issues and produce innovative design solutions is evident through our strong client baseDesign Development Day and design portfolio. We believe our strength lies in the quality of our staff and the ability to use our intellect and imagination Our ISO 9001:2000 quality management system ensures that projects are managed efficiently and effectively to meet the desired end result for all parties concerned in the design process. We operate and are committed to an environmental policy designed to optimise sustainability in all aspects of our work and we are currently working towards ISO14001 accreditation.
  6. 6. Company Credentials and supporting information Key to Map Our International Offices Our International Portfolio6
  7. 7. Company Credentials and supporting information introductionBulgariaThe Sofia office of Stephen George International serves as a centre for operating in theBalkans and Eastern Europe.The office was formed from a fusion of two local practices and Stephen GeorgeInternational. The combining of expertise is seen as a logical progression for the companyand of huge benefit to our clients.The office has experience in many architectural sectors including Masterplanning,Industrial, Residential, Retail, Refurbishment and Interiors.The team has considerable sustainability expertise and offer BREEAM Assesments andconsultancy as part of the full architectural package.Our skills include production of marketing material, computer visualisations and graphicdesign.Alexander Daw - DirectorAlexander Daw is an English Architect and has operated in Bulgaria since 2005.During this period he has been involved in a number of projects throughoutBulgaria, working as a design consultant. In 2005 he founded Oscar Architects andhas succeeded in attracting a varied client base from UK based REIT’s to Bulgariandevelopers and local government.Tihomir Kazakov - DirectorTihomir Kazakov is one of Bulgaria’s leading young Architects and was asked to joinStephen George International as our primary partner and Director of the SofiaOffice. He founded Grupa Kazakov in 2004 and has demonstrated some exceptionaldesign skills through this period of operation. 7
  8. 8. Company Credentials and supporting information EXPERIENCE MASTERPLANNING OFFICE & BUSINESS PARKS INDUSTRIAL & DISTRIBUTION PUBLIC BUILDINGS BULGARIA COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS8
  9. 9. Company Credentials and supporting information EXPERIENCEAt Stephen George International we are passionate about ourprojects. Our designs speak for themselves.Stephen George & Partners has collected a number of awardsover the years, and we have enjoyed the design journey withour clients. We pride ourselves on delivery of quality, whetherthe project is large or small.Our architects design with flair, and we design for the future.We want both our buildings and our relationships to last. Weare interested not just in designs and masterplans, but in theimpact we have on people’s lives. We also want that impact tobe sustainable, in line with our clients’ aspirations.The following section gives an insight into a selection of ourprojects. 9
  10. 10. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - masterplanning10
  11. 11. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - masterplanningIntroductionStephen George & Partners has many years’ experience of “ The production and presentation of a masterplan plays a keymasterplanning complex and diverse sites, combining strong role in the planning and development processes but is no easydesign with commercial realism to produce coherent and task - very few can do it well.deliverable strategies. Stephen George & Partners will give you a master class inOur main objective is to maximise the efficient, effective masterplanning - their work is always imaginative, responsive,and economic use of land and buildings, whilst avoiding realistic, persuasive and elegantly presented. This is the gangthe unnecessary use of scarce resources. We work closely you want on your side in the creation of high quality, feasiblewith clients, suppliers and stakeholders to ensure that each and beneficial schemes.proposal is sensitive to the locality and provides a positive and Not only that, but as everyone knows, the going can be toughviable framework for development. and it’s helpful to have a sense of proportion and a sense ofWe have an in-house quality management system which humour. At Stephen George & Partners you get both - so weensures that projects are managed efficiently and effectively like ‘em a lot.”to meet the desired end result for all parties concerned. Our Will Antill of planning consultants, Holmes-Antillexpertise includes the marketing of a site and presentationsto clients and building occupiers. In addition, we cansupply CDM planning supervision, access auditing, projectmanagement, production information, computer visualisationand graphic design skills.Stephen George & Partners operates and is committed to an “...Imaginative, responsive,environmental policy designed to optimise sustainability in all realistic, persuasive andaspects of our work. elegantly presented...” 11
  12. 12. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - masterplanning Weston Otmoor, Bicester, Oxfordshire Weston Otmoor near Bicester was one of the successful entrants for the Weston Ottmoor: A Carbon Neutral Eco Town Government’s Eco-Towns programme. Stephen George & Partners masterplanned the site as part of the development consortium. Macrobiotic power generation is proposed for the new community, which will be linked to greenhouse horticulture. A by-product of the process is organic fertiliser which can then be used to provide nutriment for a market garden enterprise. Materials should be naturally renewable and as far as possible should be locally sourced to reduce the energy input relating to their transport. Energy efficiency in both the design and construction of the development at every level will be maximised. Material resources and their carbon footprint will be calculated to establish as near a zero carbon footprint as is realistic. Key Features of the Development • 1,532 Hectares • 20,000 New homes • 40 Hectares of employment Land • A Carbon Neutral Community • Anaerobic CHP Plant • Sustainable Transport System • A Holistic Sustainable Communities12
  13. 13. Company Credentials and supporting information EXPERIENCE - masterplanningWaterfront City, Liverpool, MerseysideStephen George & Partners won Mersey Docks Harbour Board competition tomasterplan a major, mixed-use urban village in Liverpool’s Victoria Docks. This is Liverpool Docks Redevelopment: World Heritage Sitepart of a World Heritage Site which includes the famous Liver Building. Parkingproved to be a major issue in this high-density urban area. We came up with aningenious solution. Our plans involved draining the old dock, concealing a multi-storey car park in its depths and then forming a shallow lid of water over the carpark to retain the appearance of the original dock. This innovative design includedplans for buildings - hotels and a casino - appearing to rise up out of the docks.Key Features of the Development• Comprehensive mixed-use development• World Heritage Site• Housing, Commercial, Leisure & Retail 13
  14. 14. Company Credentials and supporting information EXPERIENCE - masterplanning SRFI Masterplanning: DIRFT 3 Key Features of the Development • 825 hectares • 1 million sqm of Distribution • Over £1 Billion Investment • Integrated new SRFI • Direct rail connection to buildings14
  15. 15. Company Credentials and supporting information EXPERIENCE - masterplanning Glan Llyn: Newport’s Eastern ExpansionKey Features of the Development• 150 hectares• 140,000 sqm of Industrial & Logistics• 4,000 New Homes• Schools, Retail, Leisure• A New Sustainable Community 15
  16. 16. Company Credentials and supporting information EXPERIENCE - masterplanning Littlecombe, Dursley, Gloucestershire In 2002, Stephen George & Partners was appointed masterplan architect for a new 37.5 hectare Sustainable Urban Community in Dursley, Gloucestershire. Taking on board the clients aims and objectives, our design transformed the steep valley brownfield site into a model of sustainable urban development. This includes 600 new dwellings, 17,000 sqm (182,990 sqft) of industrial space (including the relocation of the remaining factories on site), community facilities and a training centre. Energy efficient design was stipulated at all stages and includes one of the largest biomass district heating systems in the UK. The site will achieve an overall CO2 saving of 30 per cent. Littlecombe, Dursley, Gloucestershire The Bridge, Dartford The Bridge is an exemplary mixed-use development which forms part of the Thames Gateway and fulfils the government’s vision to “kick-start the process of turning Europe’s largest collection of brownfield sites into living, breathing communities where people are proud to belong”. The 100 ha (264 acre) site includes 176,000 sqm (1.89 million sqft ) of commercial space and 1,500 homes, in addition to leisure facilities, a shopping centre and primary school and an Innovation Centre for start up businesses. Our designs integrate the mixed-use elements and minimise dependency on the private car. Fastrack, a pioneering bus system, links The Bridge with Dartford, Gravesend and the Bluewater shopping and leisure complex. Its buses run on a dedicated route that avoids local traffic and includes a new bridge over the M25. The Bridge, Dartford16
  17. 17. Company Credentials and supporting information EXPERIENCE - masterplanningGrange Park, NorthamptonshireThe design brief called for a new community encompassing residential andcommercial development, including retail, recreation, community and educationfacilities. The site, adjacent to Junction 15 of the M1, occupies 40 ha of land formixed housing and 30 ha for employment, interlinked with country parks andgreenways.Through the establishment of a strong design framework, a balance betweenindividual identity and overall unity has been achieved in both the residential andcommercial zones of the development. Major infrastructure and enabling workshave ensured the village centre, housing and industrial zones are easily accessible,but protected from motorway noise by structural embankment planting.St LuciaThe extensive Grand Anse Beach development is a leisure, tourism and residentialbased scheme centred around a new equestrian centre and horse race track. Grange Park, NorthamptonshireAlongside the racecourse are apartments associated with racing. Premium apartmentshave balconies overlooking the race course. Apartments facing away from the racecourse overlook an inland beach, complete with a promenade, palm trees, shadecanopies and recliners.The existing beach (Anse) is to remain intact and undisturbed in order to protect thehabitat of the leatherback turtles. It is felt important that the context of the beach beretained and protected with a belt of landscape, which enhances the beach setting.Views from the beach looking inland should be framed by this landscaped edge andused to screen the new development areas from the beach. The beach and its settingare thus protected.The residential areas beyond the racecourse are encapsulated by a new and theexisting forest. The forest provides shade and shelter to each residential hamlet.Within each hamlet extensive tree planting is undertaken to help contribute to theshading/cooling of the immediate environment. Water features by way of privateswimming pools, public fountains and watercourses also help to cool the immediate St Luciasurroundings. Natural cooling takes place by utilising/taking advantage of theprevailing winds. 17
  18. 18. Company Credentials and supporting information EXPERIENCE - masterplanning New Stoke Village, Coventry, West Midlands The 32 ha former Peugeot car manufacturing plant was transformed as part of an extensive redevelopment programme. The proposals include a new UK headquarters building, a technical centre and sports and recreation facilities for Peugeot. The balance of the masterplan contains a new residential quarter, district centre, office and retail facilities. New Stoke Village, Coventry, West Midlands RAF Upwood The project will comprise a mixed use commercial and residential development implemented in several phases. Planning permission will be sought for approximately 650 dwellings, for a local centre, and for employment development. The project seeks to provide a sustainable development providing additional housing and employment for the area. The provision of housing will include an appropriate proportion of affordable housing. At this stage a single wind turbine and biomass boiler are being considered for the development. Development proposals are considering the Code For Sustainable Homes (CSH) and it is planned that the development provides Code Level 4 or 5 housing. RAF Upwood18
  19. 19. Company Credentials and supporting information EXPERIENCE - masterplanningRAF Alconbury, CambridgeshireThe masterplan for this former airbase will provide 9,000 new houses on the 413 hasite. The site has significant ecological constraints and contains a number of listedbuildings which will be retained as part of the proposals. A new rapid transit system,retail, community and education facilities will ensure that the development is fullysustainable.In addition to the residential element a new business park will provide significantemployment opportunities. Picture Caption (optional)HeanorPrepared as a response to Local Authority/Parish Council requirements to fulfil aperceived housing shortfall within the Heanor Parish.The land was a former open cast coal mine that was abandoned in the 1980s andsubsequently filled in and then left to establish its own wildlife habitat. Our brief wasto provide a new housing settlement which linked in with the existing communitybut had to have an identity of its own that enabled it to provide a fulfilling living,social and community spirit in its own right. Development was restricted to specificareas to avoid contamination and the ‘High Wall’ left by the historic coalminingactivities. The development avoids the ‘High Wall’ and areas of worst contamination,which in turn has helped define the new ‘Village Green’ around which the newdevelopment occurs. Heanor 19
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  21. 21. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - offices & business parksIntroductionOur work in the commercial workplace sector goes back to the founding of thepractice in 1970. Later work has covered the commercial spectrum, from smallspeculative offices and control rooms to headquarters buildings. This brochureillustrates our recent work in the commercial offices sector.Our interest in sustainable design is equally lifelong; we were commissioned toresearch passive solar energy collection by the European Commission back in 1978Recognising the need to adhere strictly to budgets, we have developed strategies forsustainable design that are cost-effective for our clients to implement.Many recent projects have required us to assemble a brief for the building whichmeets the client’s unspoken aspirations and needs. This has meant working closelywith developers, funders and planners to develop a brief which meets the projectteam’s needs and budget. Blythe Valley, Solihull, West MidlandsThis close relationship with developers and other stakeholders is the basis of a gooddesign. We aim to add value to ensure that the timescale, budget and brief are metwith a sustainable design for a beautiful building. Peugeot Citroen Automobiles UK LTD, Coventry, Warwickshire 21
  22. 22. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - offices & business parks Blythe Valley Park: High Tech Business Park Key Features of the Development • 111,000 sqm of Office Space • High Technology / IT Hub • Inward Investors22
  23. 23. Company Credentials and supporting information EXPERIENCE - offices & business parksExeter Skypark: High Tech Business Park Key Features of the Development • 111,000 sqm of Offices & Industrial • Highly Sustainable • Biomass CHP 23
  24. 24. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - offices & business parks Nottingham Business Park, Nottinghamshire Following a competition, Stephen George & Partners was appointed masterplan architect for this comprehensive 47 ha business park. The scheme consists of 74,320 sqm of high quality offices in a countryside setting. The integration of the built form into the existing and new landscape was an overriding consideration in our design concept. This, linked with a comprehensive programme of on and off site infrastructure works, has created a development of distinctive character and quality. Nottingham Business Park, Nottinghamshire Pegasus Business Park, East Midlands Airport, Leicestershire Stephen George & Partners was appointed to evaluate the existing masterplan for Pegasus Business Park, to implement changes and carry the scheme forward to completion over an eight year period. The 24 ha site, adjacent to the M1 and East Midlands Airport, has a capacity for 65,000 sqm of B1 and hotel use. The development has involved extensive on and off site infrastructure, including services, drainage, road creation and plateauing. Working closely with all disciplines within the design team, a coherent and cohesive masterplan strategy has been developed, creating a high quality business park capable of attracting inward investment and corporate relocations. Pegasus Business Park, East Midlands Airport Leicestershire24
  25. 25. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - offices & business parksGrove Park, LeicestershireA major business park of some 42 hectares providing a net developable area of 32hectares in the heart of the East Midlands at Junction 21, M1/M69 Interchange, withjust 3.6 hectares left for office development.With the parkland setting providing an excellent office campus environment and aseparate area for warehousing and industrial buildings, Grove Park is the premier sitefor new offices in the Midlands.Grove Park will ultimately comprise approximately 116,000 sqm. of offices,production and distribution space, together with the four star Marriott Hotel.The site includes generous amounts of landscaping, including a 2 hectare lake.We also have the highest car parking ratio of 1:20 sqm, superior building designcombined with excellent construction completes an ideal business environment. Grove Park, LeicestershireChellaston Business Park, DerbyshireThe proposed indicative masterplan shows a possible layout of buildings and spaceswhich illustrates how the site could be developed to achieve a positive high qualitydevelopment. Based on assessment of location and site conditions, the masterplanenvisages a high quality development that aims to sit comfortably within thelandscape by using a combination of water and landscaped areas as key elements toenhance the scheme whilst responding to its surroundings.Within the overall design framework, individual plot development will respond to theneeds of the occupier. Key buildings will be designed to enhance the developmentthrough key focal points and vistas to create a sense of place, public and privaterealms and formal and informal spaces. Chellaston Business Park, Derbyshire 25
  26. 26. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - offices & business parks Peugeot Citroen UK Headquarters Key Features of the Development • High Quality Office Building • 12,000 sqm • Highly Sustainable26
  27. 27. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - offices & business parksCentrica Headquarters Building Key Features of the Development • High Quality Office Building • 12,000 sqm • Highly Sustainable 27
  28. 28. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - offices & business parks Centrica, Blythe Valley Park, Solihull, West Midlands The design for a regional headquarters building for Centrica provides 11,148 sqm of office space on three floors, with a large three storey atrium at its heart. To meet Centrica’s requirements, the building had to be operational within a 54 week programme. To achieve the tight time scale, the building was designed as a simple ‘H’ form enclosed by a skin of curtain walling, which allowed early access for the fit out contractor. A second layer of external shading, walkways and feature panels gave the building a strong architectural presence. This office for 1,200 staff houses a range of functions, including a customer care centre, regional conference facilities, cyber café and office space. Centrica, Blythe Valley Park, Solihull, West Midlands Probation Service, Cobden Street, Leicester The Probation Service needed a new building to bring together departments housed in unsatisfactory accommodation around Leicester. The brief included workshops, meeting and training rooms, interview rooms and offices for staff. There are two blocks of accommodation, each with bookend stair towers, staggered on plan and connected by a central core of circulation and services. The concept responds to the site shape, to changing views of the building on the approaches from east and west, and to the principles of environmental design. Passive principles of thermal storage and night time cooling avoid the need for air conditioning. A plan depth of 12 metres and careful window design result in predicted daylight factors generally above two per cent and effective natural ventilation (predicted using Computational Fluid Dynamic modelling). Predicted energy consumption is 50 per cent of a typical office building and 10 per cent better Probation Service, Cobden Street, Leicester than current ‘best practice’.28
  29. 29. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - offices & business parksNottingham Business Park, NottinghamshireFollowing a competition, Stephen George & Partners was appointed masterplanarchitect for this comprehensive 47 ha business park.The scheme consists of 74,320 sqm of high quality offices in a countryside setting.The integration of the built form into the existing and new landscape was anoverriding consideration in our design concept. This, linked with a comprehensiveprogramme of on and off site infrastructure works, has created a development ofdistinctive character and quality.We have recently secured planning permission for the next phase of the developmentconsisting of four fully naturally ventilated offices. The next phase was designed tomeet Nottingham City Council’s policy on CO2 emission reduction. Nottingham Business Park, NottinghamshireAshfield Homes, Sutton in Ashfield, NottinghamshireStephen George & Partners has designed and built a contemporary office buildingfor Ashfield Homes in Sutton in Ashfield. The building houses the call centre,administration, and training facilities for Ashfield Homes.The site was a restricted infill plot with party wall issues on two sides. The designsolution was to provide a naturally ventilated floor plate. Solar gain is combinedusing mesh and louvred brise soleil externally and the internal blinds provide useflexibility to the internal environment.Our design concept was to create a contemporary building in its urban context thatwould define the city block and would act as a catalyst for future projects. Ashfield Homes, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire 29
  30. 30. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - offices & business parks CSA Parklands, Falkirk, Scotland The project to construct a new building adjacent to the current CSA Parklands follows from a requirement to undertake extensive structural remedial works to the existing building. A feasibility study determined that Parklands House would need to be partially decanted for work to be undertaken; this would also accommodate potential business expansion of the CSA operation at Parklands. The building is proposed as a three storey building, divided into two wings, which is connected with a central atrium circulation space. It has been a key design parameter to create a sustainable building, which will achieve a high BREEAM score. The design incorporates solar water heating and rainwater recycling, and considers wind and solar power generation. Despite this, the building will require comfort cooling, primarily due to the occupation density. It is proposed to use CSA Parklands, Falkirk, Scotland chilled beams with an exposed structure to provide one of the most efficient forms of cooling. The Bridge, Dartford, Kent The 100 ha site includes 176,000 sqm of commercial space and 1,500 homes, in addition to leisure facilities, a shopping centre and primary school and an Innovation Centre for start up businesses. The design of the buildings complement the prominent location of the site and have created a development of regional and national importance. Our intelligent and holistic masterplan allows buildings to relate to each other and their surroundings. This approach, together with the implementation of a bold and distinctive landscape scheme, creates a strong identity and sense of place. The Bridge, Dartford, Kent30
  31. 31. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - offices & business parksBede Island, LeicesterStephen George & Partners was responsible for the masterplanning and the designof five high quality and distinctive units, comprising 150,000 sqft of floor spacewhen complete. SGP transformed this speculative office unit into a new BusinessSchool for De Montfort University. During the fit-out, we were commissioned todesign a 204 seater lecture theatre, attached to the speculative unit.The Business School attracts students from the UK and overseas and the first unitwas occupied in 1998 by De Montfort University Business School.Experian Nottingham Bede Island, LeicesterContaining 15,329 sqm of office accommodation, constructed in four phases,Experian forms the focal point of a larger mixed use development at NottinghamRiverside Park. The masonry elevations respond to the occupiers’ brief for atraditional building style to create a strong statement on one of Nottingham’smajor arterial routes into the city centre.The design solution and careful selection of quality materials realises the occupieraspirations yet provides modern, flexible office accommodation. Experian Nottingham 31
  32. 32. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - offices & business parks Cornwall House, Blythe Valley Park Cornwall House is located at the heart of the prestigious 111,480 sqm Blythe Valley Business Park in Solihull. The £2.5 m development provides 2,500 sqm of flexible accommodation catering for a variety of office, retail and A3 uses, including the Park Management Centre. Sited adjacent to a medieval moat, the design responds to the site constraints and topography to create a building that acts as a strong focal point for the development. The combination of masonry, glass and steel provides a crisp contemporary form highlighted by the striking use of blue glass blocks in the feature tower. The sweeping glass façade provides uninterrupted views across the 41 hectare country park overlooking the River Blythe. Cornwall House, BlytHe Valley Park Vodaphone, Blythe Valley park Completed in December 2000 as a pre-let for Vodaphone, Plot D3 provides 3,716 sq m of accommodation on two floors. The building is based on an ‘H’ shaped plan allowing the building to be sub let in four 929 sq m units. The ‘H’ shaped office floorplate wraps around a dramatic three storey high planar glazed reception which acts as a focal point for the development. The use of neutral colours, particularly silver, white and grey creates a crisp, clean exterior highlighted by opaque green spandrel panels at first floor level. The external envelope is a combination of curtain walling and flat panel cladding with an integrated brise soleil at ground floor level. The crisp lightweight shell is complemented by the rear landscaped courtyard with its pleached trees and clipped hedges. Vodaphone, Blythe Valley park32
  33. 33. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - offices & business parksPowergen HQ, Pegasus International Business ParkStephen George & Partners was appointed to evaluate the existing master plan forPegasus Business Park, to implement changes and carry the scheme forward tocompletion over an eight-year period.The 24 hectare site, adjacent to the M1 and adjoining East Midlands Airport has acapacity for 65,000 sqm of B1 and hotel use.The development has involved extensive on and off site infrastructure, includingservices, drainage, roads and plateauing. Working closely with all disciplines withinthe design team, a coherent and cohesive masterplan strategy has been developedto create a high quality business park capable of attracting inward investment andcorporate relocations. Powergen HQ, Pegasus InterantIonal BusIness ParkChurch View, Seaham, DurhamJobcentre and Offices for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)Church View in Seaham is a new building designed to accommodate communityfacilities and offices. Commissioned by Land Securities Trillium, the building wascompleted in an eight month build period. The two storey building provides 800sqm of floorspace and the project value was £1.5m.A steelwork frame, pre-cast floors, stair and a lightweight zinc clad roof providesa basis for the palette of materials. Material choice was strongly influenced byenvironmental concerns. A critical part of achieving a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’was the maximum use of products with an environmental ‘A’ rating. Church View, Seaham, Durham 33
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  35. 35. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - logistics & industrial buildingsIntroduction Stephen George & Partners is consistently amongst the top three practices in the UK operating within the distribution sector (The Architects’ Journal QuarterlyStephen George & Partners has many years of experience in the masterplanning, Surveys) and 60 per cent of our workload is in the distribution and industrialdesign and delivery of industrial and distribution buildings. Often working on sectors. We have over 150 live distribution and industrial projects ranging fromcomplex and diverse sites, we combine strong design skills with commercial SME units to single buildings in excess of 93,000 sqm (1 million sqft). We canrealism to produce coherent and deliverable strategies which provide the quickly generate plans to deliver any project from a single, individual building plotoptimum solution. to a site-wide masterplan of a whole new industrial quarter or logistics park.Our main objective is to maximise the efficient, effective and economic use Stephen George & Partners has co-authored Chapter 15 (Industrial Storageof land and buildings, whilst avoiding the unnecessary use of scarce resources. Buildings) of ‘The Metric Handbook - Planning & Design Data’, 3rd edition,We work closely with clients, occupiers, contractors and other stakeholders to which sets out the industry standard for the design of logistics buildings.ensure that each proposal is sensitive to the locality and provides a positive andviable framework for development now and in the future. Our clients include: Astral Developments, Catesby Property Group, First Industrial Developments,We have an in-house quality management system which ensures that projects Gazeley, Goodman, Prologis Developments Ltd, Roxhill Developments Ltd,are managed efficiently and effectively to meet the desired end result for all Simons Group, St Modwen Developments Ltd, Wilson Bowden Developmentsparties concerned. Our expertise also includes site marketing materials, and we have delivered and are undertaking projects for occupiers such as Argos,as well as presentations to clients and building occupiers and alongside Barsaan, Bosch, Brantano, The Co-operative Group, Dunelm, Europa, Homebase,design team co-ordination. Kuehne+Nagel, Marks & Spencer, Monsoon, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Teva and Wincanton. 35
  36. 36. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - logistics & industrial buildings SRFI Masterplanning: Warrington Parkside Key Features of the Development • 275 hectares • 650,000 sqm floorspace • Integrated new SRFI • Direct rail connection to buildings • Business Centre • Waste to Energy CHP36
  37. 37. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - logistics & industrial buildingsDurham International Rail Freight Terminal Key Features of the Development • 190 hectare Site • 550,000 sqm of Logistics Space • Integrated new SRFI • Residential and Offices • Work in progress 37
  38. 38. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - logistics & industrial buildings Baglan Bay: One of the UK’s Largest Regeneration Sites With a development value of over £1billion this former BP chemical works is one of the largest regeneration sites in Wales. The 477 ha brownfield site will, when fully developed, contain 550,000 sqm of distribution, industrial and office space along with two power stations and an energy park. The site is heavily contaminated with onerous physical, ecological and legal constraints making this a complex and challenging development. Pineham The award winning distribution park at Pineham, Northamptonshire is at the cutting edge of sustainable industrial design. Its first phase warehouses have a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ and, before practical completion in October 2007, had already received the first European Green Award, the IAS Sustainable baglan bay Achievement Award and the LEED Gold Award (a stringent environmental assessment from the United States). Pineham, our latest sustainable scheme for industrial / distribution warehouse developer Prologis, is adjacent to the M1 in Northamptonshire. It will eventually provide up to 148,640 sqm of distribution industrial warehousing, with a further 27,870 sqm of offices including a district centre and retail outlets. A raft of sustainable design features sets Pineham’s initial buildings ahead of the competition for carbon saving. These include a combined heat and power plant, on site resource recycling unit, 15 per cent rooflights, intelligent low energy lighting systems, wall mounted PV panels, solar walls and an extremely airtight construction. Operating as a new distribution depot for the retail chain Sainsbury’s, the main warehouse will be up to 75 per cent more effi cient than the standard distribution shed. Pineham38
  39. 39. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - logistics & industrial buildingsAlconburyThis 413 ha former airbase will contain over 750,000 sqm of distribution spacewhen fully developed. Containing units of up to 100,000 sqm Alconbury will forma major distribution hub for the midlands and east coast. The site will be rail linkedwith both rail served buildings and a large rail freight interchange. The site alsohas the potential to use the existing runways for air freight if this option is viable.The site contains significant constraints including listed buildings, ecologicalconstraints and heavily contaminated ground conditions. AlconburyKetteringProLogis Park, Kettering comprises of approximately 2.2 million sqft of B1, B2 andB8 accommodation and a 90 acre Linear Park. The site is located approximately 20miles east along the A14 from the M1/M6 junction.The Linear Park incorporates balancing ponds, providing on-site surface waterattenuation and the provision of a new football facility as well as trim track,footpaths, bridleways and public art features.Each building is designed within a prescribed style to ensure a visual cohesion tothe whole development. The size and scale of the elevations have been designedwith changes in colour and texture to reduce the overall mass and scale of thebuilding. The location of the offices has been carefully considered to maximisevisual impact at key pedestrian interfaces and provide visual interest to prominentviews into the site. Kettering 39
  40. 40. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - logistics & industrial buildings Corby Eurohub The 107 ha Corby Eurohub development will contain 306,500 sqm of rail served distribution space. Designed around and integrated rail freight interchange this development will form a major distribution hub linking east coast ports with the midlands. The units are based on two flexible terraces which can be sub divided to suit individual occupier requirements forming a flexible and efficient building footprint. Corby Eurohub Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal Containing 1,750 sqm of rail served distribution the Daventry site was challenging due to the complex levels, shape and existing constraints. Creating a workable rail corridor was a key design generator involving numerous layout options developed in conjunction with the rail consultant to create the optimum and most efficient solution. Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal40
  41. 41. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - logistics & industrial buildingsPrologis Eastern EuropeMasterplanning of around 75 distribution sites throughout Eastern Europe forPrologis Developments Ltd. In addition to masterplanning new sites our role wasto evaluate existing sites and produce feasibility studies to replan site layouts tocreate maximum flexibility and efficiency. Elimsan TurkeyWakefield EuroportStephen George & Partners was responsible for the design, planning andconstruction details for a 250,000 sqft B8 distribution unit, as part of the widerEuroport development adjacent to the M62. The design included 11,500 sqft ofoffice accommodation situated on the frontage of the building, providing a visualfocus to the unit.The building was designed as a speculative unit for Prologis Developments Ltd,and then subsequently altered to accommodate specific tenant requirements for E.Pawson & Sons Ltd, a local haulage firm. This included the extensive alteration ofthe loading docks, provision of a canopy, a vehicle wash and the extension to thelorry parking areas. Wakefield Europort 41
  42. 42. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - logistics & industrial buildings Marks & Spencer: Bradford Key Features of the Development • One of the UK’s largest Distribution Units • Over 275,000 sqm of floorspace • 102,000 sqm building footprint • Highly Sustainable42
  43. 43. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - logistics & industrial buildings Key Features of the DevelopmentResearch & Technology - High Tech Units - Unilever • Pharmaceutical Research & Development • Research and Manufacturing • Highly flexible interior 43
  44. 44. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - logistics & industrial buildings Specialist Distribution Key Features of the Development • Major Pharmaceutical Distribution • Ultra clean / Ultra secure • State of the art automated MHE systems • High quality low maintenance materials44
  45. 45. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - logistics & industrial buildingsManufacturing - Light Industrial Units - Peugeot 45
  46. 46. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - logistics & industrial buildings SME Units, Castledown Business Park, Ludgershall, Wiltshire Regenerating this former Ministry of Defence site near Tidworth Barracks in Wiltshire, Castledown Business Park will deliver 45,060 sqm of offices, industrial and distribution space when completed, over 13.35 ha of brownfield land. The scheme is a joint venture between St Modwen Developments Ltd and the South West Regional Development Agency. Phase 1 of the development has already delivered some 2,555 sqm of SME units, arranged around a courtyard. With individual units ranging from 50 sqm to 300 sqm, this first phase has been purchased by Wiltshire County Council to run as a Business Support Centre to foster and encourage local ‘start-up’ businesses to grow in the locale. Sustainability was an important component of the masterplan and the SME Units, Castledown Business Park, Ludgershall, Wiltshire units have been designed and built to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, ensuring low running costs for occupiers. SME Units, Littlecombe, Dursley, Gloucestershire Phase 1 provides flexible Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) units ranging from 46 sqm to 464 sqm, based around a central courtyard. Flexibility is the keynote and the units can be used for office, industrial or distribution uses, with the capability to link units to create a range of units, sizes and configurations to meet occupier requirements. This maximises commercial opportunities for the developer during the marketing of the scheme Sustainability was a key issue, as briefed from the outset of the scheme and the units have been designed and built to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. In addition, a site-wide biomass district heating system will help to contribute 30 per cent of Littlecombe’s overall energy requirements from renewable SME Units, Littlecombe, Dursley, Gloucestershire resources. Coupled with the high specification of the building fabric, these units will be extremely energy efficient in use, leading to significant46 savings for future occupiers.
  47. 47. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - logistics & industrial buildingsPlot H, ProLogis Park Coventry, WarwickshireStephen George & Partners was appointed as masterplanner and architect forProogis Park Coventry by Prologis Developments Ltd, the leading global logisticsdevelopers. Located 1.5 miles from M6 Junction 3, ProLogis Park Coventry consistsof more than 139,355 sqm (1.5 million sqft) of extensive warehouse space setwithin a comprehensive landscape framework. Many of the large warehouse unitshave rail connectivity in addition to conventional goods vehicle access, enablingmixed-mode logistics operations.Plot H includes a number of small to medium sized B1, B2 & B8 units rangingfrom 2,135 sqm up to 9,660 sqm (23,000 sqft up to 104,000 sqft). Plots H1 & H4were completed in December 2003 and July 2004 for Inkfish and Richard AustinAlloys, respectively. H6 was completed in June 2006 for Barsan Global Logisticswith H2 and H5 completing in autumn 2007 as speculative units. Plot H, ProLogis Park Coventry, WarwickshireInterlink Park, Bardon, LeicestershireIn development for over ten years, Stephen George & Partners is appointed asmasterplanner and architect for this 61 ha (150 acre) development in northwestLeicestershire close to Junction 22 of the M1. Commissioned by Wilson BowdenDevelopments, Interlink Park provides approximately 186,000 sqm (2 million sqft).Occupiers include; Antalis, Autoglass, Benson Box, Brantano, Copper Cable,Laura Ashley, Nissan, Volvo and Waitrose. Interlink Park, Bardon, Leicestershire 47
  48. 48. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - logistics & industrial buildings Grange Park, Northampton, Northamptonshire The challenging design brief called for a new community encompassing residential and commercial development, including associated retail, recreation, community and education facilities. The site, adjacent to Junction 15 of the M1, occupies 40 ha (99 acre) of development land zoned for housing and 30 ha (74 acre) for employment, interlinked with generous country parks and greenways. Through the establishment of a strong design framework, working closely with the client (a joint venture between Frogmore Developments Ltd and ProLogis Developments Ltd) and the local authority, a balance between individual identity and overall unity has been achieved marrying both the residential and commercial zones of the development together. Grange Park, Northampton, Northamptonshire Wace, Hinckley, Leicestershire The client, a multinational printing and packaging company, commissioned Stephen George & Partners in 1996 to bring several operations together on this site in a bespoke solution on a very demanding programme. Following a rapid evaluation of development alternatives, their preferred option was to convert an existing large storage building into an air-conditioned production space and a second industrial building into design studios and workshops, with new offices being built to the front to unify the two buildings. With minimal lead-in time, the £8m contract was completed within 12 months during which time the client maintained production round the clock. Wace, Hinckley, Leicestershire48
  49. 49. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - logistics & industrial buildingsWells & Young’s Distribution Centre, G Park Bedford, chiller pipes to the cold store.BedfordshireThis new distribution centre for Wells and Young’s Brewing Company in Bedfordwas completed in a remarkable 22 weeks on site. It includes a 10,900 sqm(117,328 sqft) warehouse, internal accommodation for the brewery’s dray fleet,and 800 sqm (8,610 sqft) three storey ancillary offices and welfare facilities.The building has been created to be as sustainable as possible, including thedeveloper Gazeley’s ‘Eco-Initiatives’ design toolkit to reduce carbon and water use,improve energy controls and provide some clean energy from renewable sources.Rainwater harvesting, roof-mounted photovoltaics and a solar water system toprovide hot water are just some of the features that will save 208 tonnes ofcarbon dioxide emissions a year, based upon the performance of a typical UKlogistics building. Wells & Young’s Distribution Centre, G Park Bedford, BedfordshireUnit A, Essex Road, Hoddesdon, HertfordshireThis project is the third phase of an industrial and distribution developmentaccessed via Ratys Lane, a private road off Essex Road, to one side of the railwaybridge crossing the London to Cambridge railway line to the east of the centre ofHoddesdon. It has been commissioned by Goodman acting as developer and isbeing fitted out for Wincanton Distribution.The unit provides 18,580 sqm (200,000 sqft) of cold storage and is capableof being fitted out to minus 25ºC with a highly insulated floor slab withintegrated heating pipes. The 930 sqm (10,000 sqft) two storey ancillary officeis south facing to maximise solar gain and daylight, whilst addressing theprimary frontage of the site.The building achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating; one of the innovativefeatures of the environmental design was the provision of a 230,000 litre Unit A, Essex Road, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshirestorage tank for rainwater to be collected, treated and then cooled for the 49
  50. 50. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - logistics & industrial buildings Prologis Park Pineham, Northamptonshire The award winning distribution park of Pineham, Northamptonshire is at the cutting edge of sustainable industrial design. Its first phase warehouses have a BREEAM Excellent rating and, before practical completion in October 2007, had already received the first European Green Award, the Industrial Agent’s Society (IAS) Sustainable Achievement Award and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Award, which is a stringent environmental assessment from the United States of America. ProLogis Park Pineham is our latest sustainable scheme for market-leading logistics developer ProLogis Developments Ltd, and is adjacent to Junction 15a of the M1 in Northamptonshire. It will eventually provide up to 148,640 sqm (1,600,000 sqft) of industrial and distribution warehousing, with a further 27,870 sqm (300,000 sqft) of commercial offices including a district centre Grange Park, Northampton, ProLogis Park Pineham, Northamptonshire and some retail outlets. A host of sustainable design features set Pineham’s initial buildings ahead of the competition for carbon saving. These include a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant, on-site resource recycling unit, 15 per cent rooflights with intelligent low energy lighting systems to the warehouse space, wall mounted PV panels, solar walls for space heating and an extremely airtight construction. Operating as a new regional distribution centre for the retail chain Sainsbury’s, the main warehouse will be up to 75 per cent more efficient than the typical UK warehouse building.50
  51. 51. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - logistics & industrial buildingsProLogis Park Sideway, Stoke on Trent, StaffordshireSideway is a flagship distribution park three miles from Stoke city centre.Its 50,450 sqm (543,000 sqft) warehouse is a showcase and test bed for aplethora of environmental features, which will be independently tested andassessed for operational carbon efficiency.The logistics and small business unit park, commissioned by Prologis DevelopmentsLtd, is designed to maximise renewable energy sources,make the most of natural daylight, solar panels and reduce electriclighting and subsequent warehouse heating costs.In addition, construction materials will be recycled or reclaimed wherever possible.The new building envelope is designed to reduce air leakage and heating costswith south facing walls to soak up the heat from the sun, cutting back on spaceheating, whilst rooflights increase natural daylight and conserve electricity. ProLogis Park Sideway, Stoke on Trent, StaffordshireThe offices have natural ventilation with openable louvred vents for cooling.Rainwater will be collected on the roof and recycled. The natural landscapewill be sensitively remodelled to preserve, enhance and create new habitats.The local community will participate in the maintenance and day-to-dayenjoyment of the extensive amenity space on the site, while local school childrenwill find educational value in the ‘ecological corridor’ that runs through the park,which will connect Sideway Road to the existing canal towpath. ProLogis Park Sideway, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire 51
  52. 52. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - public buildings52
  53. 53. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - public buildingsIntroductionStephen George & Partners has extensive experience of the masterplanning, designand delivery of mixed-use developments. Our schemes have ranged widely insize, composition and style; each a resolution of their unique site, brief and localplanning policy. In each instance, the masterplan down to the detail design isconsidered as part of its wider context, both culturally and commercially.Often working on complex and diverse sites, we combine strong design skills withcommercial realism to produce coherent, deliverable and sustainable strategies.We work closely with clients, planners, contractors and other stakeholders toensure that each proposal provides an optimum solution; a solution that morethan satisfies user requirements and statutory regulations, whilst also enhancingand contributing to the public realm. Many of our schemes have representedthe ‘centre’ or ‘high street’ of development in a wider context; here we strive todevelop focus and identity, resolving community and sense of place. Meridian Business Park & Leisure, Leicester, Leicestershire Loughborough Endowed Schools (LES) Music School, Loughborough, Leicestershire 53
  54. 54. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - public buildings Loughborough Endowed Schools (LES) Music School, Loughborough, Leicestershire Building of the Year, Leicestershire ProCon Awards, 2007 Winner, Charnwood Design Awards, 2008 President’s Award Winner, Leicestershire and Rutland Society of Architects, 2008 Civic Trust Award, Loughborough District, 2008 “This must be one of the loveliest buildings available anywhere in which to encounter music for young people,” said Sir Peter Maxwell Davies CBE, opening the building in March 2007. “This is a space where music happens; it is alive!” The £2.5m Music School is a dynamic, modern structure, designed to maximise both light and sound. Its 1,700 sqm (18,300 sqft) are naturally lit and ventilated. Isolating walls and ceilings help to ensure sound privacy between all teaching areas Loughborough Endowed Schools (LES) Music School, Loughborough, Leicestershire including six classrooms, 18 practice rooms, percussion studios and the impressive recital room. Since opening, the venue has become a centre of musical learning for three local schools and an important showcase for young talent. The building is designed in two distinct curved elements separated by a glazed atrium ‘street’ allowing daylight and sunshine into the heart of the building. The curve responds to distant views of the building from the campus approach road; expresses the fluidity of the music within; and aids good acoustics by eliminating parallel walls. Loughborough Endowed Schools (LES) Music School, Loughborough, Leicestershire54
  55. 55. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - public buildingsDickens Heath Village Centre, Solihull, West MidlandsStephen George & Partners was proud to be appointed masterplan architect forDickens Heath, a dynamic new village in the West Midlands. Our task was tointegrate 8,640 sqm (93,000 sqft) of retail and commercial development alongside462 dwellings.The design of the residential element addresses a wide range of social needs, fromstudio apartments to large town houses. These form individual environments withdistinct character to encourage community life.Dickens Heath is a vital and vibrant community. Its unique waterside developmentis linked with other residential zones through a sequence of static and dynamicurban spaces and pedestrian routes.To maximise the diversity of the village, a wide range of mixed uses and activitieshave been accommodated, creating an environment of genuine quality and Dickens Heath Village Centre, Solihull, West Midlandsdurability. Dickens Heath Village Centre, Solihull, West Midlands 55
  56. 56. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - public buildings Junction One, Rugby Retail Park, Warwickshire Junction One is a modern retail and leisure park near Junction 1 of the M6. Stephen George & Partners was asked to design a high quality complex that linked the traditional and the modern. We delivered a successful design concept which now houses a multi screen cinema, retail terrace, health and fitness facilities, bowling alley and fast food restaurants. The park totals 13,935 sqm (150,000 sqft). The design of the cinema was influenced by 1930s Art Deco architecture, with curved entrance towers, ships balcony and masts, a theme that is carried through the site in the choice of external materials. The overall design style is consistent, unifying all buildings and aspects of the development. Junction One, Rugby Retail Park, Warwickshire56
  57. 57. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - public buildingsMagistrates’ Court, Loughborough, LeicestershireDesigned as a ‘model’ magistrates’ court for HM Court Service (HMCS) the £15.5million development is arranged over three floors – a total area of around 3,437sqm (37,000 sqft). The scheme provides four court rooms, an assembly hall, and acustody area with cells, private open-plan offices, consultation and waiting rooms,robing and retiring rooms and a van dock.The designs for the court reflect its important civic status, while ensuring that it’sapproachable and easy to use. The new development has been tipped as a modelfor future linear magistrates’ courts.The scheme was designed in accordance with the high environmental assessmentstandards set by HMCS, and needed to achieve a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’.External materials include high quality reconstituted stone panels and facing brick.Pre-oxidised copper-clad brise-soleil hangs two metres away from the front of the Magistrates’ Court, Loughborough, Leicestershirebuilding, and the external walls of the courtrooms are similarly clad with copper. Magistrates’ Court, Loughborough, Leicestershire 57
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  59. 59. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - BULGAriaOffice Building, SofiaThis project involved the design of a new office building opposite Paradise Mall inSofia. The design of the building needed to stand out whilst responding to thediverse surrounding architecture. Due to the parameters of the site and the localplan, the building was designed with neo-classical influences in order to maintainand ephasise a natural geometry whilst keeping clean and contemporary outlines.Natural materials combined with glass and steel elements enable a response to thelocal vernacular whilst placing the building firmly within contemporary Sofia. Theglass and steel elements also provide a solution to the connectivity of the differentvolumes whilst retaining a clear visual geometry and language. 59
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  61. 61. Company Credentials and supporting information Experience - BULGAriaLow Carbon House, FCO, SofiaThe brief was to design and build a new dwelling on the site of the BritishAmbassadors’ residence in Sofia, Bulgaria to house key Embassy staff. The projectneeded to be contemporary in its approach, but responsive and sympathetic to theexisting site situation, and needed to meet the client’s spatial requirements. Theproject also needed to demonstrate and promote innovation in British design, sus-tainability and energy technologies.The client emphasised the need for the prospective tenants to feel comfortable inan enclosed and private space. Privacy and security were an issue - from the exist-ing residence building, from the surrounding buildings and from the garden, andneeded to be balanced with the need for natural light and spatial requirements, andwere key factors in the development of the form and layout of the building.The British and Foreign and Commonwealth office buildings are assessed and certi-fied under a BREEAM specific bespoke accreditation scheme. The project aimed toachieve a BREEAM Very Good - Excellent rating under this certification scheme. Itsmain focus however, will be to achieve a zero carbon rating which will be assessedthrough the Ene 01 section in the BREEAM FCO Bespoke scheme. 61
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