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Home Office gives sustainable supplier award for Vulcan House

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Drivers Jonas has won the Home Office’s Supplier of the Year Award for the Most Beneficial Contribution to Sustainability.

The property consultancy scooped the prize for its work on Vulcan House, the first BREEAM Excellent rated building in Sheffield.

The seven storey steel framed Vulcan House was built to consolidate five offices that has previously been spread across the city into a single location. The high environmental standards of the building are set to save £6M in running costs over the life of the lease.

The building has also become a test bed for the Home Office which aims to minimise its ecological footprint, measuring CO2 emissions throughout construction, operation and eventual demolition.

Vulcan House was the second highest rated BREEAM scoring building in the UK at the time of assessment. Designed by architects, Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson, with Mott MacDonald as consulting engineer, Wilson Bowden Developments as main contractor and Robinson Construction as steelwork contractor, the structure includes argon filled double glazing, solar protective glass and insulated ceramic panels.

• A ‘Framed in Steel’ brochure on the building is available from www.corusconstruction.com

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