Grosvenor’s 119 Ebury Street – the UK’s most sustainable heritage building
119 Ebury Street has become the first listed residential building to achieve BREEAM “Outstanding”
Grosvenor’s residential refit of the Grade II listed 119 Ebury Street, London, has secured the first ever BREEAM Outstanding rating for a listed residential retrofit. The three apartments secured final scores of 89.2, 90 and 90% – the highest ratings to date for a BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment – and have been designed to reduce carbon emissions by more than 75% from the property pre-development.
Previously a run-down hotel in need of renovation, the property has been enhanced and preserved, with the addition of a range of innovative sustainability features integrated into the design. Residents will benefit from lower energy bills, improved indoor air quality and better sound proofing.
Eight Associates acted as the Energy specialist, BREEAM Assessor and BREEAM Accredited Professional for the refurbishment.
Ben Holmes, sustainability consultant, Eight Associates said: “Achieving the first BREEAM Outstanding certification for a listed domestic refurbishment, and the highest BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment score achieved to date, sets the standard for what is possible in a heritage context. Grosvenor’s commitment to raising the bar on sustainability standards in listed buildings empowered the design team to be innovative in how they tackled the challenges and achieved the targets.”