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RIBA Yorkshire Great British Buildings Talks and Tours: Merrion House

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Merrion House

Merrion Way

Leeds

LS2 8PD

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Join us for an exclusive breakfast event to hear more about Merrion House, the RIBA Yorkshire Award and RIBA Yorkshire Sustainability Award winner, from Philip Ellis of BDP.

BDP’s remodelling and extension of Merrion House office block is an exemplar of sustainable refurbishment. Originally completed in 1974 the building was designed to accommodate Leeds City Council’s office based staff. In a drive to improve its efficiency the Council is seeking to consolidate its estate from thirteen to four buildings and to reduce its carbon footprint by 80% by 2050. The council also needed to present a more accessible and welcome face to the public, and as the most prominent of the council’s central locations this building was seen as a key driver in delivering these changes. A “changing the workplace” initiative has been instigated by the council, adapting to changing working patterns. Flexible office environments, created in both the new and refurbished elements of the building, fully support this.

The scheme has achieved a BREEAM excellent rating and has enabled the re-use of an existing unpromising building that in many cases would have been replaced. Whilst not ostentatious about its green credentials, this project provides a role model of genuine sustainable re-use.

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Merrion Way

Leeds

LS2 8PD

United Kingdom

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