Wednesday 29th November 2017
DLA Design, No.55, St Pauls Street, LEEDS. LS1 2TE
17:00 onwards for registration, 17:30 – 19:30 for the presentation and tour**
**Please note the event will commence at DLA Design offices in St Paul’s Street after which there will be a five minute walk to the Central Square facility for the tour**
Central Square is a landmark new office led mixed use complex located in Leeds City Centre developed by M&G Real Estate and designed by DLA Design. The scheme provides high quality sustainable office accommodation at the upper levels above restaurants and shops at ground floor wrapped around an new “Winter Garden” and atrium space providing a a stunning new public realm and improved pedestrian connections (almost 80% of the site is publically accessible).
Central Square was designed with sustainability and health of the occupants at the forefront. Materials were sourced from suppliers with an environmental management system in place and where appropriate, specified to either A or A+ rated as defined in BRE’s Green Guide to Specification. Offsite unitised construction, using materials including stone, brick and aluminium glazing was chosen for speed of erection, quality control and ease of installation. Energy efficiency measures include LED lighting throughout, high air tightness, variable volume invertor driven heating and boosted cold water pump sets. Central Square also has the first use of a zero carbon syngas Combined Heat & Power unit which will generate the total hot water demand and provide electricity to the building through the use of advanced gasification.
The HCA employment densities guide suggests that the scheme will eventually generate around 3,000 jobs, which will be of direct benefit to those employed, as well as the wider local economy via other local businesses where earned income will be spent. The scheme delivers both social and economic benefits for both the immediate locality and the wider City through image improvements, improved and additional social infrastructure and both direct and indirect economic effects.
This scheme was entered into the 2017 Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber awards where it triumphed in the Sustainability and Best of the Best categories. The project was praised for it’s joined up approach to holistic and sustainable design with the judges commenting;
“A simply stunning project on every level and in the world of commercial development, even a game changer”
Just come and find just what makes this project so special…!
Please book your place here *
*£25 per head or free to Yorkshire and Humber Constructing Excellence Club members (please email Carole email@example.com who will confirm your member place)
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