DfP Framework Officially Launched

DfP Framework Officially Launched

New office developments and refurbishment projects in the UK will now be able to officially register their schemes under the Design for Performance framework.

The Design for Performance initiative was devised by The Better Buildings Partnership alongside the highly successful Australian NABERS programme to help close the well-known ‘energy performance gap.’ The framework provides the UK with an approach to office building design based on measurable performance outcomes rather than solely using design based criteria to assess a building’s impact.  

Once a project signs a Design for Performance Agreement and sets a target NABERS Energy rating they can then promote their target rating to investors and occupiers, demonstrating the project’s commitment to sustainability and net zero carbon targets. The project is then required to be designed to meet the proposed energy rating targets using advanced simulation modelling.

 

The launch of NABERS UK and DFP comes at a critical time, as the built environment comes under increasing pressure to meet net zero carbon targets.

As part of our role as Building Services Engineers we have been increasingly helping clients design office buildings which will target a NABERS UK Energy Rating & UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) Net Zero Carbon targets by undertaking Design for Performance standard advanced simulation modelling during the design process.

We 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 the 14 office developments in the UK which have been pioneering the Design for Performance initiative.

 

Ralli Quays

If you would like to talk 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

Jamie Hall

Jamie Hall

Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Valette Square Homes Now Complete

Valette Square Homes Now Complete

Hannan Associates are very proud to have been a part of the team to design and deliver Salford Central’s latest residential property development, Valette Square.

The recently completed Valette Square was delivered by The English Cities Fund – a joint venture between Homes England, Legal & General and Muse Developments. 

The development includes 33 townhouses with a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms with private gardens and terraces. It is situated just off Chapel Street, a short walk to Manchester City Centre, Spinningfields, New Bailey, Peel Park and the River Irwell.

The development is named after French Impressionist painter Pierre Adolphe Valette known for his acclaimed paintings of Manchester and Salford. He was a teacher at the Manchester Municipal School of Art and is remembered as L. S. Lowry’s tutor. 

Hannan Associates provided Building Services Engineering consultancy for the new homes, including early stage MEP concept design, utility connections & diversions advice, initial Part L1A calculations, renewable energy technologies feasibility review and site inspection duties. 

The design of the townhouses’ façade and orientation optimises natural daylighting and reduces the requirement of artificial lighting. Other design features include smart utility metering, occupant controlled zoned heating system, low energy light fittings, improved insulation to minimize heat loss & reduce utility bills and Integrated Virgin Media and BT telecoms infrastructure. 

Other members of the team included Buttress Architects, Integra Consulting, Chroma and main contractor John Turner Construction Group.  

This is the fourth phase of residential development in the Chapel Street area by the English Cities Fund, which forms part of the wider Salford Central masterplan.  Other schemes include Vimto Gardens, Timekeepers Square and Carpino Place . 

Hannan Associates are very proud to have supported clients with the delivery of residential accommodation to the value of around £400M in recent years. Playing a key role in developments for the For Sale, Private Rental, High End, Social and Retirement markets.

To find out more about our Residential experience please have a look at our brochure below and  if you would like to talk to us about your project please just give us a call or drop us an email…. 

 

 

Sean Duffy

Sean Duffy

Mechanical Design Engineer

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200  

“It has been a pleasure to be a part of this team again for the development of Valette Square and follow on from the great success of Vimto Gardens, Carpino Place and Timekeepers Square.

It is fantastic to witness the gradual regeneration of Chapel Street and Salford Central and know that you are a part of that positive change.” 

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!!

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

Two New Bailey Square Office Complete

Two New Bailey Square Office Complete

The recently completed Two New Bailey Square will be the second new office building at Salford Central’s New Bailey development. This 188,500 sq ft office building is the first scheme designed by architects Alford Hall Monaghan Morris in Greater Manchester.

The 11-storey building includes CAT A open plan office across 10 floors, commercial unit space at ground floor, basement car parking, external roof terrace and a public square and is on target to achieve an A rated Energy Performance Certificate, a BREEAM Excellent rating along with a Wired Score rating of Platinum.

Hannan Associates provided Building Services Engineering Consultancy and BREEAM Assessment for the development. 

Each floor is designed to be sub-divided into two separate tenancies, each area provided with a private external balcony. Simultaneous Variable Refrigerant Flow heating & cooling systems are provided to each tenancy, mechanical fresh air ventilation from roof mounted air handling plant incorporating heat recovery, which offers good flexibility and is easily adaptable to cope with sub-division and high occupant density. 

The client’s design aspirations included exposed services with acoustic rafts to conceal the indoor VRF units and improve the acoustics of the open plan office space. 

Eversheds Sutherland are taking approximately 50,000 sq ft across the part 8th, 9th and 10th floors with BLM LLP signed to occupy first to fourth floors . 

We are proud to be part of the English Cities Fund (tECF) team– a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal and General and Homes England.

Other members of the team included Abacus, RPS, Integra Consulting and main contractor Bowmer & Kirkland.

 

Andrew Carrington

Andrew Carrington

Associate Mechanical Design Engineer

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

"It has been a privilege to work on this unique building which reflects the hard work and attention to detail of the design and construction teams."