Fleming Buildings are happy to continue our relationship with South Ayrshire Council to deliver one of their latest projects.
The new building at Bridge Street Depot in Girvan is setting a new standard in energy performance designed to be net zero in its operation.
It replaces the existing accommodation and will serve as the base for Grounds Maintenance, Waste Management and Golf operations staff, providing new welfare facilities, offices and meeting rooms.
South Ayrshire Councils architecture department have spent considerable effort in ensuring a fabric first approach, based on passivhaus principles to ensure the building meets the low energy requirements. This has focused from the outset with building orientation and form factor considered early in designs alongside continuous insulation, minimising thermal bridges and ensuring the strictest of air tightness targets are met.
The low carbon strategy is further met with use of MVHR (Mechanical Ventilation and Heat Recovery) system for controlled ventilation,
This is bolstered with a detailed renewable energy strategy with air source heating pumps for space heating and hot water along with a large solar PV system combined battery storage, which will supply and store the full energy requirements for the building apart from during Jan/Feb when they expect to draw some power from the grid.
The building design, including its integrated systems is modelled to be carbon negative in its use with significant CO2 savings.
The new building benefits from a large canopy for solar shading to avoid overheating in the summer months and larger glazing on the SE and SW elevations with minimal glazing to the NE and NW elevations.
Our in-house timber division, Fleming Timber Structures have supplied the full timber kit & roof, all based on I Joist construction for the building which is due for completion in Q3 of this year.
You can read more about this project below: