Greenhaus wins at the Insider NW Residential Awards 2024

Greenhaus wins at the Insider NW Residential Awards 2024

We are delighted to be a part of the team working on Greenhaus Salford, winner of the Sustainability Award at the Insider North West Residential Awards 2024.

Greenhaus is the latest chapter in the regeneration of the Chapel Street area of Salford Central, led by The English Cities Fund. This scheme has been developed alongside Salix Homes who will be the housing association partner for the scheme.

The Hannan residential team are the MEP design consultants for Greenhaus, which will provide 96 eco-friendly, affordable apartments designed and built to Passivhaus standards,  making it the largest scheme of Passivhaus accredited, affordable homes in the UK.

Our duties on the project have included:

  • Technical review and development of MEP strategy options and plant space requirements to achieve Passivhaus Certification
  • MEP design input into the PHPP assessment
  • Building Regulations Part L Design Stage Compliance Assessments
  • Limiting Overheating Analysis
  • Ongoing site inspections & reporting during the construction period

The Passivahus accreditation will be achieved by employing an all electric strategy including residential ventilation via high efficiency MVHR units, heat pump technology, in addition to passive measures such as enhanced building fabric performance including triple glazing, and significantly improved air tightness.

Other members of the team include:  Buttress Architects; Appleyard & Trew; Alan Johnston Partnership; Max Fordham; Design Fire Consultants; Planit IE; main contractor Eric Wright Construction and MEP Contractor Ameon Building Services.

Greenhaus is part of ECF’s wider £1bn regeneration scheme transforming the area of Salford Central.  The masterplan contains commercial, retail and residential buildings creating a new and vibrant destination for people to live, work and relax.

The English Cities Fund is a joint venture between Muse Places, Legal & General and Homes England, in conjunction with Salford City Council.

‘The overarching aim has been to reduce energy demand and to employ highly efficient, sustainable services design to address fuel poverty and the cost-of-living crisis. In doing so, the scheme is also a positive step in the right direction for achieving carbon targets, offers improved levels of thermal comfort, and will improve residents’ health and wellbeing. The success of the scheme has been driven by each discipline’s attention to detail throughout the design and construction period”.

Thomas Cutt

Thomas Cutt

Associate Mechanical Design Engineer

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

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 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

Ralli Quays Pioneering Design for Performance

Ralli Quays Pioneering Design for Performance

Hannan Associates are very proud to be part of Legal & General Investment Management’s team designing the Ralli Quays office and hotel scheme in Salford.

This project is one of only 13 office developments in the UK pioneering the Design for Performance initiative.

The UK’s approach to building design has typically been centred around design for compliance, which has led to a known energy performance gap between how buildings are designed to perform and how in reality they actually perform. As the construction sector comes under increasing pressure to improve its sustainability and meet legislative and developing standards, not least the 2050 ‘Net Zero’ Paris Agreement & intermediate targets, more effective solutions are required.

The Design for Performance initiative was devised by The Better Buildings Partnership alongside NABERS to help close this energy performance gap by providing the UK with an approach based on measurable performance outcomes rather than solely using design based criteria to assess a building’s impact.

“Design for Performance: A new approach to delivering energy efficient offices in the UK.” Better Buildings Partnership

As part of our package on this project we are utilising complex thermal modelling software to accurately simulate HVAC plant and control networks for each building in order to ascertain the predicted in use operational energy consumptions for a variety of on-axis and off-axis scenarios.

Thermal Model of Ralli Quays

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 and thus allowing us to address the performance gap created by the out of date methodology to design buildings for compliance.

We can accurately assess the results of simulations and check against the latest Energy Performance Targets based on the successful Australian NABERS approach. The output  for in use energy is also used to assess the building’s future proofing against the UKGBC Paris target emissions.

The Base Building Energy Rating (BBER) tool developed by Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) has been used to measure energy performance of landlord services in multi tenanted office buildings against a 7 star scale – the higher the star score the more efficient the energy performance of the landlord services. This will be used to predict the star rating of the Ralli Quays office.

We are very pleased to be working alongside EPR Architects, DPP One, Turner & Townsend, Walker Sime, Clancy Consulting, Colliers on this project.

If you would like to speak to us about Design for Performance and low carbon design, please give us a call or drop us an email.

Offices, in all forms, have been at the core of our business for over 30 years.

Our extensive experience in this sector along with continued training and research means that we can contribute in depth knowledge of a wide range of Building Services design solutions available for office environments and advice on cost in use. Our engineers  understand what our clients and end-users expect and need from the 21st Century workplace.

Ian Joyce

Ian Joyce

Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Sean Duffy

Sean Duffy

Mechanical Design Engineer

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200  

Harrier Park, Hucknall

Harrier Park, Hucknall

Work is now underway on the 67 acre mixed-use development at Harrier Park, Hucknall in the East Midlands.

Harrier Park is an exciting joint venture between Muse Developments and the site-owner Rolls-Royce that will bring forward commercial space, industrial units, new homes, a primary school and community facilities, which is expected to create a number of jobs in the area.

In January this year, technology and resources supplier RM Resources signed up to take a 195,840 sq ft building at the scheme for which main contractor GMI Construction Group have been appointed and ground has now been broken.

Hannan Associates are providing building services design, procurement, construction monitoring, BREEAM and Sustainability services for the project.

We are very pleased to be a part of the team working on this exciting development, alongside Muse, Rolls-Royce, The Harris Partnership, WSP, Re-Form Landscape Architects, RPP and main contractor GMI.

Hannan project contact: David Green –

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Hannan project contact: Andrew Bailey –

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