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Respite Building



BREEAM Rating and score

The Welsh Government require the building to achieve a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ to support the agenda of reducing carbon emissions and being as environmentally efficient and sustainable as possible. The Respite Building has the potential of achieving the BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ (72.46%).
Innovation and Design features
  1. The installation of solar hot water to provide base domestic hot water requirements.
  2. The use of natural daylight and ventilation which maximises light and air to  enhance the learning environment and reduce running costs.
  3. A high quality landscape to encourage outside learning opportunities.
  4. An easily accessible facility for all, complying with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act (I think this has now been superseded by the Equalities Act.

Cost (£/m2)

  • Building
  • External Works


  1. Commercially Sensitive Information


  • Gross Floor Area (GFA)
  • Site Area
  • Function areas
  • Building Circulation
  • Building Storage
  • Area of ground for community use
  • Area of buildings for community use
  1. NET = 1,276.3 m2
  2. GIA = 1,448.8 m2
  3. School BREEAM boundary is 4,325m² (or 0.43 hectares)

Energy (Predicted)

  • Electricity consumption
  • Fossil fuel comsumption
  • Energy from renewables
  • Water usage
  • Water use from rainwater harvesting


  1. 805 MWh/annum
  2. 486 MWh/annum
  3. 1,886 MWh/annum
  4. 17,175 m3/annum
  5. 0

Environmental impact reduction (Construction)

The contractors shall be part of the Considerate Constructors scheme and will aim to divert a high percentage of the construction waste from landfill. Recycled materials will form at least 10% of the total materials used in the construction and will come from a local source where possible.

Social/Economic sustainable mesaures

When the construction starts on site, local labour will be employed where possible.  There will be opportunities for students to gain work experience and apprenticeships will be encouraged for on-site working.


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