Case Studies

Soho Estates’ Ilona Rose House, London

Eight’s role: Ecology consultant (also BREEAM Assessor, Energy Modeller, Air tightness consultant) Ilona Rose House is a high profile, mixed-use development in Soho, consisting of new offices, retail and residential units. The development involves the demolition and construction of buildings on a site bounded by Charing Cross Road, Manette Street and Greek Street, and the major refurbishment of an existing listed building on Greek street. The development is undergoing three BREEAM assessments, 2014 New Construction Retail and 2014 New Construction Offices and BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment. […]

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Knight’s House, 45-47 Cheval Place, London, SW7 – ‘fabric first’ approach

Knight’s House, 45-47 Cheval Place, London SW7 is a distinctive new build development by internationally renowned luxury property developer, Finchatton. Eight Associates acted as sustainability advisor and assessor on the three apartment project, undertaking energy modelling and ecology services. With an ambitious sustainability target from the outset, the design team followed a ‘fabric first’ approach so that the fabric energy efficiency of the building, averaged across all dwellings, is less than 48 kWh per square metre per year. The development achieved Code for Sustainable Homes […]

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The Cadogan Café – BREEAM 2014 New Construction ‘Excellent’

The Cadogan Café was designed by Nex Architecture to replace the existing café on the Duke of York Square.  In a competition commissioned by the Cadogan Estate and following a full public consultation, the winning design was selected as an innovative synthesis of contemporary and historical, situated adjacent to the grade 2 listed wall in this high profile location.  Eight Associates, as sustainability advisor and BREEAM assessor, ensured the design achieved BREEAM 2014 New Construction ‘Excellent’, by maximising the passive design elements and ecological enhancements. […]

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Brighton College – Ecological evidence, bat detector survey

Eight Associates was commissioned to provide ecological evidence to satisfy a planning condition relating to the protection of bats, in support of the planning application for the development of a new Sports and Sciences Building on the main campus of Brighton College. Eight Associates carried out an inspection of the buildings and trees on the site to determine the potential for bats roosting on site, and  Dawn and Dusk bat activity surveys in line with best practice. A single dusk detector survey was sufficient to […]

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Wembley NW1 – 474 apartment residential development

Project name: Wembley NW01 (Location: Engineers Way, Wembley, London) Developer: Quintain Ltd Architect: Grid Architects Contractor: John Sisk and Son Ltd Date: Due for completion October 2016 The Wembley NW01 scheme is a new, phased residential development of 474 apartments over seven blocks, located in Wembley, London. Eight Associates is the Sustainability Consultant, Ecologist and Code for Sustainable Homes (Code) assessor for this large, high-profile scheme. Our primary responsibility is to ensure there is a robust strategy in place to guide the design team through […]

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119 Ebury Street – UK’s first ‘BREEAM Outstanding’ listed building

Project name: 119 Ebury Street, London SW1 Client: Grosvenor Architect: David Morley Architects LLP Date: Scheduled for completion 2016 Eight Associates acted as the Energy Specialist and BREEAM Accredited Professional for the refurbishment of a listed Georgian terraced property, 119 Ebury Street – the UK’s first listed building to achieve a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating at design stage, for which it received a 2015 BREEAM Award. The conversion of the former hotel into three duplex apartments is testament to the feasibility of achieving BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ in […]

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Shakespeare’s Globe – New Construction and Refurbishment

Project: Project Prospero – Shakespeare’s Globe (new build West Block and basement refurbishment) Project Type: BREEAM (2014) New Construction and BREEAM (2014) Refurbishment and Fit-Out Anticipated Rating: BREEAM (2014) New Construction – Excellent and BREEAM (2014) Refurbishment and Fit-Out – Very Good, with aspiration to achieve Excellent Shakespeare’s Globe is developing a new-build West Block and refurbishing its existing basement and backstage spaces. The project at the iconic building on London’s South Bank is designed to deliver improved events and exhibition spaces, upgraded backstage facilities, […]

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