Client: Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Architect: Shepherd Design
The four storey headquarters building comprises of a steel frame with Termodeck slabs spanning between the steelwork all built behind a retained façade.
Cool evening air passes through the Termodeck slab to cool the slab and hence keep the building temperature lower during high day time temperatures.
The Termodeck slab requires an exposed soffit, so steel slimfloor beams were used in the steel frame to avoid having any downstand steel beams.
The project was BREEAM assessed in accordance with Defra’s policy of achieving the highest environmental targets for developments on its estate.