Black Architecture
VolkerFitzpatrick
VolkerFitzpatrick
VolkerFitzpatrick
VolkerFitzpatrick
VolkerFitzpatrick
VolkerFitzpatrick
We wanted to use the new office building to demonstrate our approach to environmental responsibility and therefore required an architect who could understand our needs and deliver the project with an 'Excellent' BREEAM rating.
 
Having worked with Black on a number of previous projects we were well aware that the team at Black had experience of combining environmental design with commercially successful building on a range of building types. Throughout the process we have enjoyed an excellent and creative working relationship with the team at Black.
 
John O'Grady
Divisional Commercial Director
VolkerFitzpatrick
The design of new HQ for contractor VolkerFitzpatrick, allowed them to occupy and a building that truly reflects their approach to sustainability
 
VolkerFitzpatrick had obtained outline permission to build a new HQ on a brownfield site in Hertfordshire adjacent to their existing offices. They needed someone to deliver it to a very tight schedule. They had an image of what they thought it could look like, but trying to shoehorn what an organisation into an image is not good architecture. We unpicked their brief and demonstrated how they could get so much more value for money and quality of experience for their investment. We specified technology to achieve a Excellent BREEAM rating and turned the building inside out to give staff a beautiful working environment with highly responsive lighting, heating and cooling; we even piped in pine- scented fresh air from the surrounding forest to ventilate the interior.
Client
Contractor
Project Value

Sustainabilty
VolkerFitzpatrick
VolkerFitzpatrick
£6,000,000

BREEAM Excellent
EPC A rating
Ground source heating and cooling
Earth tube fresh air intake
Intelligent power-save circuits
PV & Solar thermal systems