There are few office buildings in the country that have secured the rare sustainability accreditation awarded to Aurora, Bristol’s only speculative new build office development – and there’s a good reason. In every area, Aurora beats its targets for energy efficiency, making it a truly low impact building. The 95,000 sq ft building, which is […] View ArticleView full article ...
There are few office buildings in the country that have secured the rare sustainability accreditation awarded to Aurora, Bristol’s only speculative new build office development – and there’s a good reason.
In every area, Aurora beats its targets for energy efficiency, making it a truly low impact building. The 95,000 sq ft building, which is being delivered by developer Cubex as part of Bristol’s new waterside quarter, Finzels Reach, also offers the knock-on advantage of being exceptionally cost-effective to run and an excellent environment within which to work.
There are energy efficiency measures implemented throughout the building, with Aurora set to consume 55% less carbon and have 51% better energy consumption than current Building Regulations stipulate, benefiting from gas boilers than are 12% more efficient and air chillers that are 55% more efficient than required.
Water consumption will be 51% less and operational costs will be 53% less than demanded by the latest regulations.
Other green features include: rooftop mounted solar panels, which will generate 29,800 kWh per year of renewable energy; intelligent LED lighting, which will respond to daylight and the movement of people within the building automatically; a heat recovery system, which will reuse waste heat; and energy regeneration technology so lifts benefit from reused energy on the downward journey.
There’s no doubt that implementing measures like this is good news for the environment and occupiers’ pockets. But we’ve also placed important emphasis on creating an environment which is inviting and comfortable for staff.
Fed up waiting for the lift? Our sophisticated lift controls reduce waiting time. Wish you had more access to natural daylight? Our floor to ceiling glazing lets in plenty of natural daylight, whilst reducing the use of energy for lighting. In need of freshening up after cycling to work? There will be lockers and showers on site.
Or maybe you fancy some fresh air? Our ventilation systems supply 17% more fresh air to occupants than required by Building Regulations, yet still delivering a 39% energy saving compared to requirements. Of course, there’s also the option of stepping out on to a roof terrace garden with views across the city!
Aurora will be a landmark headquarters building in Bristol’s central business district of Grade A quality, a term used to describe brand new premier office space. It will consist of six storeys, with each floor measuring 15,500 sq ft. A striking façade and double height reception area will lead through to a central glass atrium which will extend to the full height of the building.
As well as having 51 secure car parking spaces on site, Aurora benefits from electric car charging points and secure bicycle and motorcycle storage.
The scheme achieved a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ design stage certificate under the BREEAM New Construction 2014 for Offices assessment category. It is the only office building outside of London and one of only six in the UK to have achieved this accreditation – a rare achievement of which we are immensely proud.
Cubex expects the building to be ready for fit out in the first quarter of 2018. Enquiries can be made to Martin Booth of Knight Frank on 0117 917 4990 or Chris Meredith of Savills on 0117 910 2216.Close