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Arts venue wins local award

Greenways takes centre stage as energy-efficient Stratford Artshouse is named 'Best Major Commercial Work'

Posted by Stephanie Broad | June 16, 2015 | Sustainability

An energy-efficient arts centre has been named ‘Best Major Commercial Work’ by Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s Building Control office.

Stratford Artshouse is a contemporary multi-purpose venue offering a diverse range of cultural, arts and educational activities, with facilities that include a mobile bespoke curved theatre seating system, an auditorium foyer and bar, an atrium, flexible meeting rooms and a courtyard garden.

Greenways sustainability specialists designed the energy-efficient heating and cooling systems for the scheme, which include the use of an air source heat pump to contribute to the heating for the back of house areas, integrated with existing heating systems.

Greenways also introduced new control systems to the building to aid energy conservation and comfort levels and specified LED lighting throughout to reduce electricity consumption and offer a low maintenance solution.

Comments Nik Chambers, operation director at Greenways, said: “This scheme demonstrates how energy efficiency can be built into a major refurbishment project to reduce operational costs and help the client achieve their environmental objectives.

“We are delighted to be part of the team that delivered this award-winning project and would like to congratulate both the client and the other delivery partners on creating a sustainable building in a setting where it is traditionally difficult to reduce energy consumption.”  

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