Bernard Weatherill House

EPR Architects, Croydon, 2013

 

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Administrative headquarters for Croydon Council adjacent to the grade II listed Victorian Town Hall

The development provides 18500m2 of flexible accommodation over thirteen storeys above a public access facility on the ground floor. The scheme includes a dedicated conference centre, health suite, meeting room suite, union facilities, staff canteen and external amenity spaces.

The stepped building form was derived from the scale of the adjacent Town Hall and provides usable roof terraces on the upper levels.

Office floors are located around a central atrium, which rises to form an internal winter garden at the top connecting with the upper roof terraces. A fully glazed scenic lift shaft continues up through the atrium roof to serve the top storeys of the tower block providing views across the Borough.

Solar shading is used to reduces the requirements for mechanical cooling and heating and a fully glazed twin skin climate wall façade provides both thermal buffering and passive solar shading and works in tandem with active multi service chilled beams and exposed concrete soffits to reduce the building’s overall energy demand. Coupled with the use of, CHP, green roofs, PV cells and rainwater harvesting, the building has achieved BREEAM Excellent.

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  • Begun: Mar 2010
  • Completed: May 2013
  • Floor area: 34,860m2
  • Sector: Office
  • Total cost: £106.9M
  • Procurement: Public / Private Partnership
  • Address: 8 Mint Walk, Croydon, CR0 1EA, United Kingdom

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