Legal & General Property’s building in Bristol has become the first building to be certificated under the BREEAM UK Refurbishment and Fit-Out scheme, the latest of the BREEAM standards for rating the sustainability of building projects.
The building, in the city’s Aztec West business park, was awarded design stage ‘Very Good’ ratings against Parts 2 and 3 of the scheme for the refurbishment and fit-out of its core and local services.
The £5 million, 30-week project encompassing 51,000 square feet is undertaking an extensive range of refurbishments and improvements, including the replacement of window and curtain walling.
BREEAM Director Gavin Dunn said: “The BREEAM success of 740 Waterside Drive is testament to the commitment of Legal & General and the entire project team to addressing the challenges of improving existing buildings.”
Debbie Hobbs, Head of Sustainability at Legal & General Property, added: “We believe that improving existing assets, where we have the opportunity to do so, is pivotal to reducing the impact that the built environment has on our fragile eco-system. This can only be achieved by working with forward thinking third parties who demonstrate skills and understanding in this area.”
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