Staffordshire offices are aiming for BREEAM Excellent rating through features including biomass boilers

VolkerFitzpatrick has been appointed to design and build offices for Staffordshire council, which are intended to be one of the most eco-friendly buildings in the UK.

The £23m, four-storey offices are part of the on-going regeneration of the centre of Stafford, involves a reinforced concrete frame cast in-situ and features biomass boilers, up-flow ventilation, innovative acoustic and energy insulation, BREEAM Excellent and an energy performance certificate rating of A.

Andrew Wilbram, regional director at VolkerFitzpatrick, said: “Having recently completed our head office at VolkerFitzpatrick, which has reduced our carbon footprint by 70%, we are pleased to share this expertise with Staffordshire council to help achieve their sustainability ambitions.”

VolkerFitzpatrick is working with architects 3D Reid and engineering consultants Arup.

The project will start on site before the end of the year and is expected to take 18 months to complete.