Green credentials are a high priority for the modern occupier. As a result we have targeted a “very good” BREEAM rating.
All buildings use the latest insulation and double glazing in order to reduce the running costs of the buildings.
- Movement sensitive lighting systems have been introduced to all offices in order to reduce power consumption when the buildings are unoccupied.
- Air conditioning in l and 2 Queens Square is controlled by the latest technology which uses temperature differentials within the building to maintain the desired working temperature. These systems operate at 460% efficiency. In simple terms this means that for every 1Kw of power input the occupier benefits from 4.6Kw of heating or cooling.
- Air conditioning in 7 and 8 Queens Square use the latest heat pump technology. By using reverse cycle heat pumps the air conditioning is 410% efficient.
- Hot water for 7 and 8 Queens Square is generated by taking the warm air from the building via a heat exchanger representing an efficiency of 410%.
As a result of the above the Air conditioning system will use 25% less power than for an equivalent fan coil system and the lights will use 30% less power than for a standard lighting system.
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for all buildings are rated ‘Very Good B’ Which is marginally below a zero carbon building.
- Easy access to public transport. Ascot train station is a one minute walk and local bus routes are available on the Brockenhurst Road and Ascot High St.
- Bike racks and shower facilities are provided for all offices making cycling to work an easy option.
- Local shops and restaurants are within a five minute walk of the park.
- The scheme has been designed to be accessible by all with provisions for disabled access.
- As part of the development improvements are to be made to the entrance to Ascot Rail station.
- The Park sits within an area of mature woodland which will make this a very pleasant place to work. In addition new landscaped areas have been introduced to increase the variety of flora and forna. A striking feature is the introduction of green walls to enhance the boundaries in and around Queen Square.