Filwood Green Business Park Shortlisted For 2014 BREEAM Awards5th February 2014 James Horner NewsWe recently received confirmation that the Filwood Green Business Park has been shortlisted for the 2014 BREEAM Awards.Work has just started on site in Knowle West Bristol on this pioneering low carbon development for Bristol City Council and the HCA. The project provides a BREEAM Outstanding office and workshop space, forming a key part of Bristol Green Capital 2015. It is the first building of its type in the South West to be built to such high environmental and sustainable standards with a score of 90.15%. The project is due to open in spring next year.A key focus for the design team was the reduction of carbon with a particular emphasis on preventing a ‘performance gap’ where buildings are designed as low carbon but emit more carbon than envisaged in operation. The building also uses high performance building materials and on-site energy generation to achieve a 40% CO2 reduction, saving an estimated 46 tonnes of carbon annually (equivalent to 276 double decker buses).The building provides office and industrial work spaces in a variety of sizes and has a Workhub at its heart. The Workhub is a dynamic space that facilitates interaction and provides a professional work environment for home-based or mobile entrepreneurs. The building will form an important landmark on Hengrove Way with the Hub’s vertical timber solar shading signalling the entrance to the Filwood Green development. With a range of desk spaces and meeting facilities, it is designed to deliver all the key ingredients for small businesses to flourish. Stride Treglown has provided landscape architecture, interior design and architecture services for the project.