BAM Construction appointed by Quadrum to start work on UK’s first design-reviewed 5.5 Star NABERS building – a new net zero workplace in Victoria
London, 4 April 2022 - Quadrum, the global real estate development, investment management and advisory group, has appointed BAM Construction following a two-stage competitive tender process to deliver its sustainable office redevelopment at 11 Belgrave Road, which will provide 108,000 sq ft of Grade A space in Victoria, London. The scheme is the first in the UK to achieve an Excellent 5.5-star NABERS design-reviewed target rating for building efficiency and one of only three in the country to be pre-certified.
The project has been designed by Eric Parry Architects in conjunction with landscape architects Gillespies. When complete in Q4 of 2023, it will transform the existing site into 108,000 sq ft of net zero carbon office accommodation. 11 Belgrave also includes 14,000 sq ft of communal spaces and best-in-class facilities, including a 3,300 sq ft café and 4,600 sq ft gym. In addition, 13,000 sq ft of exceptional green space designed by will be seamlessly woven throughout. There is a 2,600 sq ft private garden at ground floor as well as spacious indoor and outdoor amenity spaces, a private terrace on the sixth and multiple terraces on the seventh floor, plus a rooftop platform offering 360-degree views over London. There will be storage for 178 bikes, 5-star spa-style changing rooms with 19 showers, and 177 smart lockers.
11 Belgrave meets the highest sustainability and wellbeing credentials, taking its place as one of the capital’s most sustainable office buildings. Led by engineering consultancy Max Fordham, it has been designed to be net zero carbon in both construction and operation, surpassing the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge target by 38%. Max Fordham have also led the NABERS process and the WiredScore Platinum and SmartScore Platinum targets, while environmental consultant Delta Green has advised on a design stage BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating and Ekkist on WELL Platinum.
Ilyas Aslam, Chief Operating Officer at Quadrum, said: ‘Designing the redevelopment of 11 Belgrave Road has been an exciting opportunity to provide a ground-breaking landmark office building for the next generation of occupier, focused on the highest ESG standards in an exceptional location and with wellbeing at its heart. To deliver the scheme, we wanted to engage with a project team that shared our vision for this development. BAM Construction is a great addition, setting its own exceptional standards in sustainability both as a contractor and as a business’, he added.
Rod Stiles, Regional Director, BAM Construction London, said: ‘I’m very pleased to renew our partnership with Eric Parry, having worked with the practice at both Finsbury Square and Pancras Square, the latter being part of the transformation of Kings Cross. I am also delighted to be working so closely already with the Quadrum team. The quality of our collaboration not only resolves problems, it enhances the way we adopt digital platforms, achieve sustainability goals and deliver social value to the community around us. There is great positive vibe emerging from the client team and we bring a wealth of experience to bear.’
Quadrum Global is a global real estate development, investment and management firm investing in world-class real estate since 2005. Leveraging the experience of its international team and affiliates, Quadrum takes an integrated approach to investment, from research-driven acquisition to value-added development and hands-on asset management.
Being the construction business of BAM UK and Ireland division, BAM Construction is at the forefront of social and technological change in the UK’s built environment. It has created some of Britain’s best-known and best-performing buildings. The company operates from major regional centres in every major city of the UK. BAM is a leader in digital construction and contributed to the development of platform design solutions to assist the whole sector through the Construction Industry Hub. It is known for its highly collaborative ethos. BAM is one of very few construction companies placed on CDP's prestigious ‘A List’ for climate change. It is a signatory of the World Green Building Council Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment. Its work in London includes New Scotland Yard, HQ of the Metropolitan Police and the Kings Cross headquarters for Meta, owner of Facebook.