BAM appointed by Quadrum to start work on UK’s first design-reviewed 5.5 Star NABERS building – a new net zero workplace in Victoria

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.