Key Details

The AWRC will act as a ‘living laboratory’ to promote physical activity across the life course. There will be a focus on systems to enhance media coverage of sport and the measurement of activity in large populations.

The Project

ZED advised as client consultants to develop the MEP brief and services design to Stage 4, this involved formulating the building design alongside the Architect and the client group in order that the sustainability goals could be achieved. We have undertaken feasibility studies to measure small gains in fabric performance against improved services efficiencies in order to manage best cost for the client at a macro component level. A key driver for the project is flexibility & adaptability. The project is to be assessed against BREEAM 2014 to target an Excellent rating, this means that all the thermal comfort, visual comfort, daylighting and energy credits had a significant part to play as well as the inclusion of passive strategies and the implementation of LZC tech. The building has a connection to a biomass fed district energy system, a green roof & a living wall. There is highly efficient & daylight optimised building fabric along with large amounts of space given over to promote occupant wellbeing; outdoor space, gymnasiums, large internal bike parks and attractive staircases – this will most likely lay claim to be the healthiest building in Yorkshire.

Project Statistics


Carbon Reduction

The building is now experiencing a 45% carbon reduction, due to the implementation of strategies proposed by ZED.

BREEAM Excellent

The project has been awarded an Excellent rating by BREEAM reflecting the improvements in thermal comfort, visual comfort, daylighting and energy credits.

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