Community Base

Community Base

Brighton, East Sussex

Project: Eco refurbishment of office block

Project Status: On Site

Architect & Principle Designer: BBM Sustainable Design Ltd

Project Manager / Quantity Surveyor : MacConvilles

Structural Engineer: HOP Engineers

Contractor: Facade Concepts

Contract Sum: £1.1 Million

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The community base building is currently undergoing major exterior works, which will substantially reduce running costs by approximately 26%. The associated carbon footprint will be lowered which in turn will extend the life of the building for decades to come. Winters will be warmer and Summers will be cooler for the diverse occupants using this very popular building and iconic Brighton & Hove City landmark.

The old 1960’s exterior panels have not been much defence against the salty marine air of Brighton and the inner steel bars have started to rust cracking the concrete shell. In their place will be a new skin combining specialised aluminium panels, a thick layer of insulation and new double glazed windows. The building accommodates over thirty charitable organisations and heating costs are a big concern looking into the future. It is hoped the works will make the spaces not only more economic to occupy but also more comfortable. Works are due to be completed by mid-2017.

Current Work