The Low Carbon Workplace is a partnership between the Carbon Trust, Stanhope and fund manager Threadneedle to design, build and manage contemporary offices for companies committed to energy-efficient operation. It acquires property to modernise into quality office space that is low carbon when in use.
Willmott Dixon has been chosen for a £10m contract to refit 63,000 sq ft of office space over five storeys at Grove House, 27 Hammersmith Grove in Hammersmith, including new lifts, roof refurbishment, replacing M&E services and creating a new glazed atrium within the existing courtyard.
The contractor will refurbish the accommodation to a CAT A level, working with Bennett Architects, Akera Engineers and Arup. Completion will be in 2013 and it is intended that work to create a super insulated, highly modernised building with reduced use of heating and electricity will lower energy usage by as much as 50% at high utilisation levels.
Elsewhere in London, Willmott Dixon is already working on the construction of the UK’s largest Passivhaus residential project, in Camden, the first zero carbon ‘in use’ school, in Islington, and London’s first large housing development to reach Code for Sustainable Homes level six, in Staines Road, Hounslow.
Jonathan Payne, commercial sector director, said: "We are building up a solid track record as a company commercial clients can come to for their projects, especially in the field of creating better energy efficiency."