where we work
In line with our environmental principles The Pump House is an exemplary office building, developed in the heart of Shrewsbury.
The building provides offices for a number of environmental businesses - an 'eco cluster'. It has been designed to be 'eco friendly' with exceptionally high levels of insulation, a wood fuel heating system and a full mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system. (See technological specification)
It utilises renewable energy in the form of a large area of photovoltaic solar panels producing a peak output of 7.9kW and has a solar hot water system. Given increasingly hot summers there are high levels of thermal mass to help prevent over-heating. In order to minimise water consumption, especially in the summer with increasingly frequent droughts, there is a rainwater recovery system.
The development is a public-private joint venture showcasing high quality low energy sustainable design and stimulating the wider environmental economy. The tenants will likewise embrace a holistic approach to sustainability. As evidence of the building's high environmental credentials it has been rated as Excellent under the BREEAM Environmental Assessment Methodology.
In order to demonstrate the effectiveness of its qualities there will be live measurement and reporting of energy consumption, Tenants will participate in on-site separation for recycling of waste and occupants are signing up to Tenant Energy Management Policies.
The building is fully accessible throughout for wheelchair users and those with mobilitiy problems.
We will be working with Shropshire Wild Life Trust over the coming months to maximise the potential of our position overlooking the river Severn to attract wildlife.
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