2020 – A Year to Forget or a year to Remember?

2020 – A Year to Forget or a year to Remember?

It has been a pleasure working with you during the last year and we look forward to working together in 2021.

The continued momentum & success of the projects we are a part of during 2020 is true testament to the strength and drive of our industry. We value the relationships and enjoy the challenges we face as part of the various teams in which we have a place. 

We made this video to reflect on all that has happened this year ……..  

From everyone at Hannan Associates we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

NABERS UK Launched

NABERS UK Launched

The 26th November 2020 saw the official launch of the NABERS UK energy rating system.

NABERS UK is a new scheme for rating the operational energy efficiency of UK offices, which will  play a vital role in bridging the performance gap between the design and in-use energy performance of offices in the UK and create much needed transparency for the market. 

The NABERS UK scheme has been developed by Better Building Partnership, via their Design for Performance initiative, in close collaboration with the Australian NABERS programme.  

The system measures and verifies the actual energy use of existing offices, providing a rating from 1-6 stars to help building owners accurately target, measure and communicate the energy performance of their buildings, demonstrating whether they are on a net zero carbon trajectory. 

For new office developments & refurbishments, developers will be able to use the Design for Performance process to target a NABERS Energy rating at the design stage, which can be used to verify performance when the building is occupied.

 

Hannan Associates are very proud to be working as part of Legal & General Investment Management’s team for the design of the Ralli Quays office and hotel scheme in Salford. This project is one of only 14 office developments in the UK pioneering Better Building Partnership’s Design for Performance initiative.

CGI of Ralli Quays scheme 

Ralli Quays Thermal Model

As part of our package on this development we are utilising complex thermal modelling software to accurately simulate HVAC plant and control networks for each building to ascertain the predicted in use operational energy consumptions. This is vital in providing a building-integrated approach where the HVAC systems and building are assessed as a whole, allowing all gains/losses, heat transfer and thermal mass in the building to be accounted for alongside system performance.

The output  for in use energy is also used to assess the building’s future proofing against the UKGBC and Paris target emissions.

The launch of NABERS UK comes at a critical time, as the built environment comes under increasing pressure to meet net zero carbon targets and we await the imminent release of the UK government’s energy performance white paper.

If you would like to speak to us about Design for Performance and your net zero operational carbon goals please drop us an email or give us a call.

Ian Joyce

Ian Joyce

Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Sean Duffy

Sean Duffy

Mechanical Design & Building Physics Engineer

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Harrier Park Hucknall Now Complete

Harrier Park Hucknall Now Complete

The new national headquarters for RM Resources at Harrier Park, Hucknall has reached completion. 

RM resources, part of RM plc, are a market leading provider of technology and resources to the education sector.  Their new 195,840 sq ft headquarters will help to consolidate their distribution activities into a single location and forms part of a wider improvement programme across their business.

Harrier Park is a 67 acre mixed-use development at Hucknall, led by an exciting joint venture between Muse Developments and the site-owner Rolls-Royce. The development will bring forward commercial space, industrial units, new homes, a primary school and community facilities, which will create a number of jobs in the area.

Hannan Associates are very pleased to have provided Building Services Engineering, Utilities Infrastructure and BREEAM consultancy for the project working alongside The Harris PartnershipWSPRe-Form Landscape ArchitectsRPP and main contractor GMI.

Video courtesy of GMI Construction

Hannan Associates have helped clients with the development of over five million square feet of industrial and logistics space.

To find out more about our experience please see our brochure or why not give us us a call or email to discuss your requirements……..

David Green

David Green

Mechanical Design & Building Physics Engineer

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200