Construction of a 1,500m2 two-storey BREEAM Very Good rated headquarters building with links to the existing administration and control buildings. Specifically designed for office based staff, it includes fully fitted out offices, IT rooms, and welfare facilities, and incorporates innovative energy saving components. These include a passive ventilation system with solar shading and under floor heating that is powered by a gas-condensing boiler.
The project received the 2006 Carmarthenshire County Council Building Awards for Sustainability. All work was successfully carried out whilst the existing facilities remained fully operational.
The building consists of a steel-framed structure with a rain screen cladding that extends over the majority of the rear elevation and the central atrium is fully glazed. The under floor system powered by a mains gas fired condensing boiler heats the building throughout. Hot water is heated by a solar panel that is located on the roof of the rear elevation. In the event that the solar energy is minimal the condensing boiler will compensate for the shortfall.
Mid and West Wales Fire Authority