Barr Gazetes designed scheme recognised at 2016 Building Award
Wednesday 9 November 2016
One of Mayfair’s newest and most prestigious developments, The Crown Estate’s 7 Air Street, has been recognised as Sustainability Project of the Year at the Building Awards.
Organised by Building Magazine, the Building Awards has long been recognised as one of the most prestigious awards in the built environment calendar.
The exciting project, designed by Barr Gazetas, looked to improve the longevity of the Grade II listed property. The projected features low energy air conditioning, LED lighting, solar panels, as well as incorporates a unique central energy centre. Powered by fuel cell technology, the central energy centre saves around 350 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year, while providing power to 500,000 sq ft of commercial and residential accommodation on Regent Street, including the Cafe Royal Hotel and the 20 Air Street office building.
In addition, the sites ecological roof incorporates flowers, vegetation, grasses and habitats for insects, birds and bats. This new pocket of green space is included with the first phase of an ecology initiative project called ‘Wild West End’ that was recently launched by key London property owners, of which the Crowne Estate are part of.
Earlier in the year, Air Street was awarded the BREEAM 2011 ‘Outstanding’ rating and has been hailed as the UK’s most sustainable historic building. With an impressive score of 94.1%, the building has received the highest award possible from the industry body which judges best practice for sustainability in the built environment.
Congratulations to the rest of the project team – fantastic achievement!