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RSPB Reserve Offices, Blacktoft Sands

Value: £250,000

Client: RSPB

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Synopsis

The RSPB is responsible for the management of 1,238ha of land in the Humber estuary.

This area comprises Blacktoft Sands, Faxfleet Ponds and Broomfleet on the south and north sides of the river Ouse in East Yorkshire (inner Humber estuary), as well as Read’s Island in the mid-Humber and Tetney Marshes on the outer Humber estuary, south of Cleethorpes in North Lincolnshire.

The Humber estuary is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

To help the RSPB manage this estate, they required a new office and agricultural buildings.

Best in Class

The tight budgets available to the RSPB required an efficient engineering design solution to be proposed that would be simple and comfortable to operate.

High levels of thermal insulation together with naturally ventilated spaces were necessary to reduce the impacts of the electric heating & hot water systems to the offices.

The 10kWp South facing PV array was key to the final solution, enabling the carbon impacts of the scheme to be reduced whilst providing the charity with an income stream through the FIT payments.

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