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 the complex task of achieving Code assessment Level 4 for each dwelling. This has included producing the scheme’s overall Ecology Report and the Daylight Analysis for every dwelling.
Our flexible approach, multiple scenario-planning and risk strategy meant that Code Level 4 was achieved in the most cost-effective and practical way for such a large development with different compliance criteria for different dwelling types. An innovative feature of the design is a central energy centre, to be installed on the completion of the entire development, which earned additional assessment credits.
“Eight Associates has worked with SISK on two of our major projects at Wembley, the London Designer Outlet (£60m) and the North West Village apartments (£90m). They have provided us with excellent and proactive service from the early phases to completion. Their early input was particularly invaluable as through understanding the challenges of the environmental assessments we are able to amend the design early and prevent additional costs later in the process. The Eight Associates assessors are extremely professional, approachable and happy to get involved directly with the design team when necessary. We are looking forward to working with 8 Associates again in the future.”
"We have utilised the services of Eight Associates several times now and found them to be professional, approachable and friendly. They understand the requirements and demands of BREEAM assessments and have helped us early on at design stage to ensure that our construction projects achieve the required rating. A key part of compiling the evidence is a prompt and efficient review which they deliver consistently. I look forward to working with Eight Associates again in the future."
Mark Lockitt M&E Services Manager at Buckingham Group Contracting
"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 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
"Eight Associates is a lovely company to deal with and I recommend with enthusiasm anyone who would consider them. They are diligent and professional, usually actioning before their deadlines – great team players."
Steve Reynolds Director, Thornton Reynolds Engineering Consultancy