Bathgate Scoops Award
Following on from the Carbon Trust Scotland Low Carbon Building Award 2012, Bathgate Partnership Centre in West Lothian scooped the Edinburgh Architectural Association Building of the Year Award presented on 12th April 2012 at the University of Edinburgh Business School.
This new 2,550m² project for West Lothian Council, located on a prominent site in the town, consolidates the previously dispersed council services under one roof. The existing Council Offices were demolished in 2009 and on this site emerged a stylish building, created on a concept of shared working space strategy to provide the benefits of a working environment offering cohesive Council services and at the same time providing operational and logistical efficiencies.
Hulley & Kirkwood developed a low energy services solution including mixed mode displacement ventilation system for the office spaces, as well as the incorporation of specifically sized opening windows for natural ventilation.
BDP and Hulley & Kirkwood worked together on pulling together a strategy which would meet the client’s aspiration for a high rating of EPC which would meet and exceed the statutory requirements. On completion of the construction of the building an Energy Performance assessment was carried out and the EPC rating of A was achieved.