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Happy Christmas! Advent calendar no 2

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A two minute read to celebrate excellence: 

The Cadogan Café – BREEAM 2014 New Construction ‘Excellent’ and Highly Commended at the AJ Architecture Tomorrow Awards 2016

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.

Cadogan Cafe night view

The design comprises a central spiral of concrete, large curved glazing panels, and a rooftop open to the public via an external staircase, creating a public social space with seating, views in every direction and native planting.  An air source heat pump has been specified for efficient cooling in the kitchen.  The floor to ceiling glazing makes full use of natural light, and will be fully retracted into the ground to open up the space and connect it to Duke of York Square, or it can be partially retracted to provide natural ventilation to the cafe when required.

Cadogan Cafe

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Client Quotes
"Eight Associates has provided invaluable sustainability advice for our RIBA award-winning boarding house at Brighton College, for both the BREEAM assessment and ecology. They were able to ensure we met Brighton and Hove Council's stringent Sustainability Policy in a very tight timeframe. I have found Eight to be a breath of fresh air and have already appointed them on our next development."
Steve Patten
Projects Director, Brighton College
"The Green Register really values eight associates' commitment to the promotion of sustainable building in all areas of their work."
Lucy Pedler
Director, The Green Register of Construction Professionals
"We have worked with Eight Associates for many years and always found them fast and responsive and with a practical approach to sustainable design."
Max Horwell
Partner at E+M Tecnica
"Eight Associates has rapidly become the 'go to' consultancy for all our ecology and arboricultural requirements. Each member of this friendly team has impressed us with their expertise, pragmatism and efficiency. The professional, 'fuss free' services mean we can turn projects around very quickly for our clients, which is critical for our business."
Andrew Brooks
Development Manager at Lumiere Property
"Eight Associates has worked for Cadogan for many years to help us reach our objective to develop more sustainable buildings on the Estate. We have found their assistance in helping us to achieve this objective invaluable and Eight Associates form an integral part of the develop team in reaching this goal."
Nicholas Dutton
Head of Building Surveying, The Cadogan Estate
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