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Leeds Development First Outside London to Achieve NABERS 5 Star Target

Leeds Development First Outside London to Achieve NABERS 5 Star Target
04 May 2022
 

A new development in the heart of Leeds, 11 & 12 Wellington Place, has been officially confirmed as one of the UK’s most sustainable office buildings.

With a metallic bronze façade, on-site vegetable patches and a living green wall, the buildings feature 254,879 sq ft of office, leisure and retail space.

The buildings, set for completion this winter, have become the first outside London and only the fourth in the UK to achieve a NABERS Design Reviewed Target Rating of Five Stars or above, an industry-standard which demonstrates operational efficiency.

 

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Picture: a render image showing the proposed exterior of the linked buildings. Image Credit: Wellington Place

 

Electric Office Building

 

The buildings will run entirely on renewable electricity, saving a forecasted 407 tonnes of CO2 annually. They will generate the equivalent annual electricity of more than 42 homes from 7,500 sq ft roof-mounted solar panels.

The development is also targeting an EPC A rating and a Fitwel accreditation.

Paul Pavia, Commercial Director at MEPC, the developer and asset manager behind Wellington Place, said: “As the latest additions to the neighbourhood, 11 & 12 Wellington Place are setting the benchmark for future-proofed, sustainable development in the UK.

“We’re incredibly proud to have the first NABERS Design for Performance Design Reviewed Target Rating of Five Stars outside London. 

“Securing this rating has required a collaborative approach and a real team effort. We are particularly grateful to several of our close partners on 11 & 12 Wellington Place, including Arup, Gardiner & Theobald, TP Bennett, Mainer Associates and Wates Construction, for their expertise and hard work in helping to make it happen.

 

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9 Wellington Place

 

Paul also spoke about further expansion to the site:

“We will continue to commit to both the future of Wellington Place and Leeds’s built environment, having recently received positive endorsement from Leeds City Council for the proposed 9 Wellington Place on account of its enhanced sustainability credentials.”

Picture: a render image showing the proposed exterior of the linked buildings. Image Credit: Wellington Place

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 04 May 2022

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