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Vulcan House was the first building in Sheffield to receive a BREEAM Excellent rating

One of the UK’s most sustainable buildings has been successfully delivered to the UK Border Agency (UKBA) in Sheffield and a free seminar on 17 September will outline how the project team set about the task.

Part of the Corus Framed in Steel series, the morning seminar on Vulcan House will hear from the client, design team and key contractors involved in construction of the building that has been awarded a BREEAM Excellent rating.

Vulcan House is a seven storey, steel framed office building commissioned by the Home Office; the design brief was to exceed current requirements for new government buildings as the public sector strives to reach carbon neutrality targets. The building has also become a test bed for the UKBA which aims to minimise its ecological footprint, measuring CO2 emissions throughout construction, operation and eventual demolition.

The project team speakers include Mott MacDonald, project manager Drivers Jonas, main contractor Wilson Bowden Developments, architect Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson, structural engineer White Young Green, and steelwork contractor Robinson Construction.

The seminar will be held at the Hilton Hotel, Sheffield. Numbers are limited and anyone interested in attending the Framed in Steel: Vulcan House seminar should visit: www.corusevents.com

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