Shows how sustainable refurbishment should be done
Yorkshire RIBA Regional Award 2019
BDP for TCS
Contract value: £46.3m
GIA: 21,803m² Cost per m2 £2,126
BDP’s remodelling and extension of the Merrion House office block shows how sustainable refurbishment should be done. A 1974 block is expanded into a fine council HQ for both staff and public while making visual connections to the magnificent 19th century town hall. Calm and simple to navigate, the scheme has achieved a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating and has enabled the re-use of an existing unpromising building that in many cases would have been replaced. Although it is not ostentatious about its green credentials, this project provides a role model of genuine sustainable re-use.
Regional Sustainability Award