Located in the heart of Soho, the BREEAM Excellent 30 Broadwick Street provides high quality offices, as well as retail and restaurant space.
The BREEAM Excellent 30 Broadwick Street is designed to be as efficient and comfortable as possible. Roof-mounted photovoltaic cells produce electricity for the building and are estimated to produce an annual output of over 6,000kW, saving 3.2 tonnes of carbon each year. The building includes high performance solar control glass which allows the building to benefit from natural light without unwanted solar heat gain. It is naturally ventilated and achieved a building air tightness measure of 3.12m3/hr/m2 which reduces unwanted heat loss.
In order to minimise waste and improve resource efficiency, BAM engaged WRAP to work with Great Portland Estates (GPE) to implement a designing for resource efficiency process. This consisted of a workshop between the architect, consultants and the client; GPE to identify opportunities to reduce waste, such as using off-site manufacture, designing accessible ceilings and reviewing the pallet recycling strategy. Actions were defined and fed back into the design. Going forward, GPE have committed to integrate this approach into all of their projects.
Roof-mounted panels provide renewable energy
30 Broadwick Street has been certified with FSC Full Project Certification (TT-PRO-006105, 2017), which to date has only been achieved by a small number of projects across the UK. 100% of all the timber and wooden products used in the building are from FSC certified sources – from construction timber to wooden dowels in the lockers. To ensure the building achieved this target, we delivered training and toolbox talks to all relevant subcontractors during the procurement and construction stages who used permanent timber.
100% Chain of Custody, including
our first FSC Full Project Certification
The design of 30 Broadwick Street includes a 36m2 feature green wall and 585m2 of green roof planting. The green roof contains a sedum mix with 10-12 different species of sedum, helping enhance the ecology in Soho.
During the construction of 30 Broadwick Street, rainwater was harvested from the temporary site offices and used to water site plants, including tomatoes, cucumbers and peas. The planters were constructed from surplus timber and plastic, reusing otherwise wasted materials.
585m2 green roof and a feature green wall
Throughout the construction, our project team worked with local schools and colleges to provide opportunities for young people. 18 apprenticeship opportunities were created and three work experience students studying construction and project management got the opportunity to work with us.
The team also supported the curriculum at the University of Westminster. Two times per year, we hosted students studying construction at the University, presenting the demolition and construction cycle, giving them site tours and answering specific questions relating to their courses.
Provided opportunities for students
to transfer classroom skills to the real world
Art hoarding competition
To engage the younger generation in construction, the project team invited art students from nearby Westminster Kingsway College to design artwork to be displayed on the site hoarding. Our team worked with tutors at the College, the client Great Portland Estates and the design team to set a brief and a theme – ‘Soho in 50 years’ based on graphic designer Jack Lightfoot. Students submitted their designs before the shortlisted artists presented their concept to a panel of judges. Eight pieces of artwork were displayed on the hoarding around 30 Broadwick Street until August 2016. The competition gave the winning students the opportunity to display their artwork to a wide audience, in a creative part of central London, while all the other entries could be used as part of individual’s portfolios, ensuring the experience was a valuable piece of work for the whole class.
A hoarding competition allowed local students to display their artwork
Three members of the site team raised more than £1,700, cycling 150 miles from Ross-on-Wye to London for the Willow Foundation. The site also fundraised £1,329 for our 2015-2016 national charity partner, the Alzheimer’s Society, by taking part in BAM’s charity golf event and through rugby World Cup sweepstakes. They also held charity jumper days for CRASH, the construction industry’s homeless charity.
More than £3000 raised for good causes
Health and safety
Each week a vote on the 'safest operative' was held. The winner received a voucher for breakfast at the local café. Simple initiatives like this were a great way to highlight the importance of safe working practices, and also supported local businesses at the same time.
Simple initiatives can highlight important issues
Delivering BIM and BIM for FM
The project demonstrates a new benchmark in our capabilities of delivering BIM and BIM for FM. This pioneering project involved developing an asset information model during the construction and installation stages. The result was an information model with verified and useable information for use by BAM FM (who are providing FM services for the first three years of operation). This means more efficient use of site visits, the ability to assess health and safety risks before attending site and being able to deliver an increased first-time-fix rate. For Great Portland Estates, this means lower FM costs, less disruption to tenants, an ongoing asset history to monitor and improve the building's performance over its lifespan and a model that can be used by future FM service providers.