The work focuses upon the refurbishment of six buildings:
- one hospital;
- one educational building; and
- four office buildings.
All have the common characteristics of poor insulation standards, an over-provision of glazing, inefficient plant, and degraded fabric. The local design teams will develop refurbishment packages of fabric and system improvements, aimed at improving energy performance, whilst simultaneously addressing the problem of fabric degradation and the quality of the internal environment. They will include both ‘design-based’ solutions, which may involve re-modelling and re-organisation, and ‘product-based’ solutions that will apply innovative products newly available from industry. The OFFICE design manual will be used as a basis.