In the BCO Awards 2016, the Regional Award for the Commercial Workplace category was won by I & II Pinehurst, Farnborough Business Park, for which Watkins Payne provided the building services consultancy role.
I & II Pinehurst was praised by the judges for reflecting the needs of the modern worker whilst still being sympathetic to the neighbouring architecture. The development was also commended for its careful selection of materials – combining a variety of quality cladding which anchor the buildings into the textured landscape that surrounds it. Overall, the judges felt that the office offered a well-designed, efficient and flexible working environment.
The two buildings provide 110,000ft² of office space and achieved a Very Good BREEAM rating.
The Regional Award covers the South West, Thames Valley & South Wales.
The Grade II listed building at 2 New Burlington Street has been redeveloped to offer 5,000ft² of high quality residential accommodation, for which Watkins Payne supplied building services engineering and energy consultancy to achieve an EPC D rating.
Nash House is located on the corner of Maddox Street and St George Street in London and was constructed in 1980s. The site is right in front of the Garde I listed Church of St George and stone throw away from famous Handover Square. Currently ground floor is occupied by a retail tenant where the lower ground, 1st floor to 5th floor is office accommodation.
The building at 20 St James’ Street has been refurbished to offer 53,295ft² of high quality office accommodation, for which Watkins Payne supplied building services engineering, vertical transportation engineering, BREEAM duties and energy consultancy to achieve an BREEAM ‘Very Good’ and EPC B rating.
The refurbishment provides office space, along with the ground floor being granted A1 retail use. High-level exposed services were designed to give an industrial warehouse feel. The offices are heated and cooled by independent variable refrigerant flow (VRF) air source heat pump systems and illuminated by suspended linear LED fittings.