We are very excited to finally be able to talk about this one!
Since June 2014 we have been working closely with Oakley M&E and IDM Properties on a very special development involving the iconic Hoover Building in Perivale, London.
We are very excited to say that planning permission has recently been granted to bring the site back to life, and redevelop the building into a 66 apartment residential scheme.
The art deco building was originally built in 1932 and has been enlarged several times during it’s lifetime to include factory premises. Operations largely ceased in 1987 and the building was acquired by Tesco during the 1990’s. The main Hoover Building comprises vacant offices and is now a grade II* listed landmark.
Due to a very demanding local sustainability policy put in place by Ealing Borough Council, the proposals have been refined over time to include sustainable and energy conscious design at it’s core. The site will be assessed to BREEAM ‘Excellent’ standard under the Domestic Refurbishment standard, whilst delivering total CO2 emissions at least 35% below current building regulations.
Working with the client and engineering teams, BE has carried out preliminary BREEAM, energy strategy and SAP assessments, and submitted detailed energy strategy reporting to Ealing Borough Council.
BREEAM Assessor Sean Mills has been working on the project for nearly two years. “We really enjoy getting involved in these more unusual projects – it’s been a real challenge to meet all of the requirements within the existing envelope, but having a close working relationship with the M&E team has been incredibly valuable in putting forward a viable proposal – we look forward to the next phase”.
We’ll be sure to keep you posted on progress.