Element Sustainability has been appointed by the commercial and residential building contractor Beech Construction Partnership to provide BREEAM consultancy and planning services for three of their latest schemes located within the city centre of Manchester. The building located at Waterloo Street, Newton Street and Bloom Street are all Grade II listed and the proposals are for all three developments are to convert existing commercial buildings into residential apartments. The details are as follows:
- Waterloo Street will comprise of fifteen apartments and duplexes over five upper floors including the basement;
- Newton Street will comprise of sixteen apartments over ground floor retail accommodation; and,
- Bloom Street will comprise of seventy eight apartments and an amenity roof garden.
In accordance with Manchester City Council’s policies and guidance the proposed developments will be reviewed and a holistic appraisal will be provided within the Environmental Standard Statements. A BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment (DR) Pre-Assessment will also be completed to provide Beech Construction Partnership with a cost effective and compliant strategy to achieve the required BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment ‘Very Good’ certification and achieve the mandatory energy criteria for BREEAM DR ‘Excellent’ for the converted apartments.
The BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment Pre-Assessment will initiate the BREEAM assessment process and determine the specifications necessary to achieve the target BREEAM DR rating. We will liaise closely with the design team to ensure all client priorities are incorporated within the proposed approach for the site.