The model of a sustainable contemporary development

The green credentials of any building are extremely important to an occupier, to help maintain efficient running costs. This has been at the forefront of the design for No. 2 Forbury Place and the building has achieved the following:


The design of the building exceeds the requirements of Building Regulations Part L 2A 2010.

Passive design measures have been incorporated into the development, including a design that has achieved good day lighting factors, specifying the U values of the thermal elements and controlled fittings to be improved over the minimum Building Regulation requirements.

The building’s specification has been designed to include energy efficiency measures and Low and Zero Carbon technologies such as air source heat pumps, Micro CHP (Combined Heat & Power) unit and photovoltaic panels to help minimise CO2 emissions associated with operational energy consumption.

Energy saving features

Lighting: daylight dimming and PIR control

Air source heat pumps

Micro CHP (Combined Heat & Power) Unit

Rainwater harvesting

Electric car charging points

Photovoltaic panels

Green Roof

Low water volume flush WCs

Low water volume taps

Energy metering and sub metering

Highly efficient façade

Mechanical ventilation heat recovery

Improved specific fan power (SFP’s)

Energy efficient luminaires


The building has achieved a BREEAM for Offices 2011 rating of “Excellent”.

The building has achieved to achieve an EPC rating of “A”.

​Additional benefits

Excellent public transport connections

Provision of cyclist parking spaces, gym standard showers and changing facilities

Sustainably sourced timber

Production of a building user guide

Extensive public realm and landscaped areas

Landscaped terraces

Considerate Constructors award