33a Powell Street, Birmingham
FMB Master Builder of the Year 2007 - Midland Region Winner for Energy Efficiency
Energy considerations were a key project factor in this award winning building. To achieve reduced energy consumption, we increased to insulation u-values to the existing walls and roof areas above current regulation requirements, provided a new condensing boiler heating system with zone controls, fitted 24mm argon filled double glazed windows to the north elevation to reduce summer time over heating, incorporated a natural ventilation circulation system and incorporated roof lights to reduce artificial lighting levels.
The Peace garden was designed to give patients of Heartlands Hospital an area where they can relax in pleasant surroundings.
The swirls of the block paving and the curves of the textile canopy combine with colour and aroma of natural and exotic plants and shrubbery to give an environment that will aid anyones recovery.