Northcliffe House

Northcliffe House

Project
Northcliffe House
Client
DWS Grundbesitz
Project Manager
M3 Consulting
Architect
John Robertson Architects
Development Area
260,000sq ft
Services provided by Watkins Payne
MEP Services, Vertical Transportation, BREEAM and Sustainability

Northcliffe House, the original Daily Mail building south of Fleet Street is being extended and refurbished. The project received planning consent in January 2021 and we have taken the design through to RIBA Stage 4. The practice has been working on the project from the initial feasibility studies through to the present.

Currently on-site, the project involves the refurbishment and extension of the existing building to deliver over 260,000sq ft of office space over lower ground to sixth floor levels, together with a new ground floor entrance, new landscaped terraces and retail provision, along with new basement end of journey facilities.

Sustainability is high on the Client’s agenda and the project is targeting BREEAM ‘Excellent’ with an aspiration to achieve ‘Outstanding’. The sustainability principles are being adopted where the constraints of the existing building allow together with maximising biodiversity and renewable energy solutions.

As part of the refurbishment, in line with the current London Plan requirements, the combustion of natural gas has been omitted from the building. Heating and domestic hot water is now provided by air source heat pumps.

The low and zero carbon technologies included in the scheme are air source heat pumps to provide the heating and cooling, water source heat pumps to elevate the domestic hot water services temperature and an array of PV above the roof external plant enclosures. The incorporation of these LZCs in conjunction with energy efficiency measures such as LED lighting throughout with occupancy and daylight dimming controls has contributed to an overall Building Regulations Part L2 carbon emission saving of 64.1 %.