Plus Three Architecture' Trinity One incubator in South Shields is one of the few projects to achieve BREEAM Outstanding - the UK's highest environmental assessment rating. The 3,085 square meter high-tech business center is comprised of three victorian warehouses, and the project was designed to rehabilitate its brownfield site.
Formerly an electronics factory, Trinity One is the first phase of a three-phase mixed-use development that nurtures small and medium businesses in the renewable sector. It is powered by a suite of rooftop photovoltaic panels and received a pre-construction BREEAM score of 88.7%.
Each of the three separate buildings has its own elevated roof garden and is aligned with the others via a series of shared spaces. Passive design and operable windows combined with central winter gardens promote energy conservation and natural ventilation, while a mix of studios and hybrid units promotes space management and efficiency. This project definitely sets the bar for a new standard of commercial design in the UK!
Via Arch Daily
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