Eastleigh Borough Council Offices
A modern and sustainable transformation of an existing building
The fully refurbished Eastleigh House provides modern and sustainable office accommodation for 350 employees. The £8.3m BREEAM ‘Excellent’ project completely transformed the existing building with a new contemporary render facade, approx. 100sqm PV-rainscreen cladding and a new glass box at the corner, creating a landmark in the city centre. The existing undercroft within the footprint of the building has also been filled in in order to create much needed additional floor space.
The improved public space seeks to give Eastleigh House, which is now unrecognizable from its original appearance, a legible setting with a new entrance area, external amenity space and cohesive boundary treatments. Using passive environmental principles, the building has been reconfigured to provide simple, well designed low energy workspaces with a high level of sustainability. PV- panels on part of the south elevation and the flat roof form part of the 15% renewables strategy as does the energy efficient lighting and much improved insulation and air tightness of the existing building.
Since the move, the Council has settled in well and staff are delighted with the result.
A really excellent, enjoyable environment to work
in, lovely and light… Really proud to work in such
a great building..!
Jessica Mendez, Customer Service Manager, EBC
A previously unwelcoming building and a stuffy, depressing, unpleasant working environment has been transformed into a bright, flexible, energy efficient and uplifting place to visit and work.