Vanguard (North Circular), a six-floor state-of-the-art self-storage centre in London.
SRE’s sustainability specialists assessed the development under BREEAM NC 2014 and advised the client, Vanguard Holdings, on how to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’. SRE’s qualified and accredited BREEAM AP was appointed during the early design stages ensuring key advice, knowledge and assistance was provided from the offset of the project, all whilst supporting the BREEAM Assessment through to completion.
To adhere to the London Borough of Brent’s Air Quality Management Area (AQMA), SRE’s building physics specialists produced an Indoor Air Quality Plan (IAQP). The IAQP considers both construction-phase and use-phase impacts on air quality and provides suggestions on how these can be minimised to improve the internal air quality of the building.
A Thermal Comfort Analysis was also undertaken to address CIBSE TM52 guidance and to comply with BREEAM criteria. Using dynamic simulation tools, our specialists assessed thermal comfort measures for occupied spaces (reception, offices, meeting rooms & kitchen) and identified potential overheating risk and thermal comfort levels throughout the year.
Dynamic modelling software was also used to deliver SBEM to demonstrate compliance with the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards.