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

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Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Jamie Hall

Jamie Hall

Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

New Project: Symmetry Park, Merseyside

New Project: Symmetry Park, Merseyside

We are very pleased to be providing Building Services Engineering consultancy to Tritax Symmetry for the proposed Symmetry Park logistics park at Cronton Colliery in Knowsley.

The planning application for the one million sq ft Symmetry Park, which has now been submitted,  includes four large warehouses. 

A separate planning application for a country park incorporating eight acres of wetland habitat and 11 acres of woodland is to follow. 

The scheme is capable of creating 1,035 direct temporary jobs during construction and approximately 1,000 additional jobs within the Liverpool City Region. The scheme is also anticipated to generate approximately £51million of net additional GVA per annum. 

The site forms part of the Halsnead Garden Village Sustainable Urban Extension (HSUE) which represents part of the wider vision for the Halsnead Garden Village and is allocated for employment uses and a Country Park.

We are working alongside UMC Architects, C4 Consulting, Tier Consulting and Gerald Eve on the design team.

Hannan Associates are experts in Building Services and Infrastructure solutions for the industrial sector and we have helped our clients with the development of over five million square feet of industrial and logistics space.

Please click here to view our Industrial and Logistics Brochure:

Jamie Hall

Jamie Hall

Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Andrew Carrington

Andrew Carrington

Associate Mechanical Design Engineer

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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."

New Project: Patagonia Place, Liverpool Waters

New Project: Patagonia Place, Liverpool Waters

 

 

 Hannan Associates are very pleased to be part of the team delivering Patagonia Place – an iconic residential development planned for Princes Dock on the Liverpool waterfront.

The 31 storey residential tower forms the next major residential development at Liverpool Waters and is being developed by Peel Land & Property Group and Your Housing Group.

Hannan Associates are providing MEP client monitoring Services on behalf of Peel during Stages 2 to 6 and our role includes technical liaison with Your Housing Group and Vermont representatives throughout the design and construction of this exciting project.

We are very pleased to be working alongside Turner & Townsend, Falconer Chester Hall, WSP, RPS and main contractor Vermont Construction on this project.

Liverpool Waters involves the transformation of the city’s central and northern docks, regenerating a 60-hectare site to create a world-class, mixed use development on Liverpool’s waterfront. When complete the development will provide the city with much needed job opportunities and will strengthen the connection between the waterfront and the city centre.

The Hannan team is also currently providing strategic, procurement and cost advice for the utilities infrastructure required to support and enable the whole of the Liverpool Waters development.

Hannans have supported our clients with the delivery of residential accommodation to the value of around £400M in recent years. We have played 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 click here to see our brochure or if you would like to talk to us about your project please just give us a call or drop us an email: 

John Walker

John Walker

Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Steve Bartlett

Steve Bartlett

Electrical Design Engineer

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Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Dow Chemicals HQ progressing on site

Dow Chemicals HQ progressing on site

Hannan Associates are continuing to work in conjunction with main contractor Seddon Construction, architect Leach Rhodes Walker & structural engineers Integra Consulting, under Muse Developments to deliver new ‘Office and Research & Development Headquarters’ for the prestigious Dow Chemicals.

Dow Chemicals has pre-let the two-floor 26,037sqft unit to house its national management team, technical and sales office and will include a product research and development facility.

The project is now approaching completion and we are continuing to attend site, whilst adhering to social distancing guidance, in order to monitor the progression of on-site works and ensure the quality of installations being undertaken by Seddon and M&E subcontractor HE Simm.

Hannan have been providing Building Services & Utility Infrastructure consultancy, with the current development of Plot 3300 being one of the few remaining areas for development. We are responsible for the delivery of the performance specification for the CAT A MEP services design, which incorporates a multitude of tenant driven requirements; from specific incoming power criteria, to zoned sprinkler system and bespoke ventilation strategy.

Thomas Cutt

Thomas Cutt

Mechanical Design Engineer

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Planning Submitted for Store Street Manchester

Planning Submitted for Store Street Manchester

Amidst all the difficulties, it has been great to see positive news emerging from our industry; signs that deals are still being done, clients pushing forward with development plans and the planning system still moving.

We were very pleased to see the Store Street residential scheme submitted for planning in April.

Store Street is an affordable housing scheme situated along the Ashton Canal in the Piccadilly Village area of Manchester. The scheme, being developed by Clarion Housing and H20 Urban, includes 63 new apartments and 3 town houses, which are to be constructed over 11 storeys.

Hannan Associates have been appointed to develop the MEP services design, undertake design stage Part L Compliance checks and to produce an Energy Statement in support of the planning application which has been submitted to Manchester City Council.

The apartments consist of one and two bed types and are contained within a triangular shaped block on the lower levels, with a more traditional block tower construction emanating at six storeys high. Each of the 2-bed town houses is enveloped by the building and are constructed over ground and the first level, with each being accessed directly off Store Street. 

At handover, fifty percent of the car parking spaces will be supplied by electric vehicle charge points, with passive provision for the remaining 50% of spaces. Secure cycle storage has also been included and a proportion of ‘green space’ incorporated into the scheme design by provision of an accessible terrace area on the sixth level.

It is currently proposed that an ‘all-electric’ services strategy will be adopted for both the apartments and the town houses in order to help future-proof the homes and contribute towards Manchester’s 2038 Net Zero Carbon Target.

Other members of the team include AHR Architects, WSP, Chroma Consulting and Walker Sime.

Hannans have supported our clients with the delivery of residential accommodation to the value of around £400M in recent years. We have played 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 click here to see our brochure:

 

If you would like to talk to us about a future project please get in touch.

Jamie Hall

Jamie Hall

Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200