This project achieved the Refurbishment Project of the Year at the CIBSE Building Performance Awards in the under £5m category.

“This project shows what can be achieved with a typical 1980’s office building” and “Hollywood House provides proof that it can pay for a Landlord to invest in green technologies by using the Better Building Partnerships Green Lease format. Could this be winning formula for future developments?”

Hollywood House, Woking

Type: Refurbishment
Client: Skanska
Architect: Tuffin Ferraby Taylor

We were appointed to provide the MEPH design services for the refurbishment of this 42,000 ft2 1980’s commercial office building in the centre of Woking, Surrey.

The scope of the refurbishment included the removal of the original gas fired boilers and water heaters, which were replaced by connecting to Woking’s CHP driven district heating network.

The building was also disconnected from the National Grid, and took advantage of Woking’s Private Wire network.  Arrays of both Photovoltaic, and Solar Thermal panels were installed on the roof, and a rainwater harvesting system was provided.

All of these elements, in conjunction with other energy efficiency measures, such as new high efficiency lighting and lighting controls for example, helped to improve the buildings EPC rating from a G rating to C, and significantly extended the buildings lifespan.

Award: CIBSE Building Performance Award: Project of the year under £5.0m


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