Construction of a new exhibition centre
The project involved the construction of a new exhibition centre and learning resource located within the existing park and ride facilities on the Cambridgeshire guided busway.
The building although simple in appearance, with organic internal pods for key spaces is itself an exhibition in its own right for sustainable building techniques and materials, which include a timber glulam structure with limecrete structural block walls and hemp insulation giving a high thermal mass design approach, alongside a ground source heat pump, photovoltaic panels which are installed with a dual purpose for micro generation and offering solar shading with the potential for connecting into the future eco-town power grid.
The monopitch roof with over sailing projection includes a green roof for low maintenance and visual aesthetics.
All of these items helped achieve a BREEAM excellent rating and the Green Apple award.