The Rivergreen Centre, Durham

This landmark office development on the outskirts of Durham City creates 40,000sqft of managed office and conference space where the planning, orientation, massing, structure, materials selection and building services are all designed to deliver sustainable, environmental and performance benefits. Such features include a central ‘earth rammed’ wall, recycled rainwater, natural and stack ventilation and an extensive growing roof. The development has received a number of regional and national awards for sustainable design and is seen as an exemplar for low impact design throughout the country.

Despite the site’s greenfield, out of town location the scheme has been awarded a BREEAM rating of “Excellent”.