In July 2013 Sciquip Ltd relocated to a new purpose built premises in rural Shropshire. Considerable thought and effort went into the build to ensure it enhances the local environment rather than impacts on it.
Our offices are based in traditional farm buildings that have been sympathetically restored using environmentally friendly materials. The purpose built warehouse facility has been built in keeping with the local environment in the style of an agricultural building.
The works to create offices for SciQuip Ltd involved the revitalisation of derelict farm buildings to form the new company offices.
One of the key energy saving elements of work has been the introduction of internal wall insulation to the existing solid brick walls. This, along with the installation of a vapour control layer and new high performance double glazed windows has allowed us to far exceed the current Building Regulation standards regarding heat loss.
Other significant work included the repair and upgrade of the existing clay tile roof, to include high levels of insulation, whilst conserving the existing traditional roof structure. This sympathetic conservation approach is most visible at first floor level, where the existing oak trusses are exposed to display their Victorian origins. Roof skylights have also been used to increase the amount of natural light and help reduce the need for artificial lighting.
We have also adopted the following energy saving strategies:
1. Investment into solar panels on the warehouse to reduce our energy use and carbon footprint. We produce enough electricity to add back to the National Grid and also offset our electricity bills.
2. Buildings have been insulated to the highest UK standards. The insulated wall and roof panels used to build the new warehouse have a Green Guide A + rating as per the BRE Global “The Green Guide to Specification”, Green Guide 2008 ratings. All panels have been manufactured under Environmental Management System Certification ISO 14001:2004.
3. The latest boiler technology has helped reduce our gas and electricity consumption.
4. We use high efficiency low voltage LED lights in all our buildings & have roof skylights and floor to ceiling windows to increase natural light and reduce the use of artificial lighting.
5. Highly energy efficient glazing in all windows greatly reduces heat loss and energy consumption.
6. Sympathetic restoration of the new site to maintain wildlife habitats.