Thomas Sinden completes office decarbonisation scheme in Caterham

Thomas Sinden completes office decarbonisation scheme in Caterham

Thomas Sinden has just completed the sustainable retrofit of Quadrant House in Caterham, with retail/restaurant units on the ground floor and approximately 38,000 sq ft of office space above.

The refurbishment works included adding thermal insulation to the building fabric, replacing old windows, providing a centralised heat pump air conditioning system with heat recovery, and upgrading to LED lighting, significantly improving the environmental sustainability of Quadrant House.

The introduction of a living wall and greenery on the roof terrace contributes to improved air quality and biodiversity in Caterham town centre. It is calculated that the works have the potential to reduce carbon emissions by up to 44%, equivalent to approximately 110 kg of carbon dioxide per annum.

The project received funding from the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership and supports the Council’s priorities of supporting economic recovery in Tandridge and becoming a greener, healthier and more sustainable district.

The building was officially opened by the Chairman of Tandridge District Council, Councilllor Jackie Wren and Business Account Manager, Izzy Pompova from Coast to Capital.

Councillor Catherine Sayer, Leader of Tandridge District Council, said: “Following a £4.9m investment, with grant funding from Coast to Capital, we are delighted to have worked with our partners and Thomas Sinden to transform Quadrant House into a more environmentally friendly building. This is just the first phase of our exciting plans to deliver a vibrant commercial and community hub in Caterham benefitting local residents, businesses, visitors and investors.”

Paul Cooke, Business Development Director of Thomas Sinden commented: “Retrofitting our existing commercial buildings is critical to meeting the UK’s zero carbon targets. To deliver this type of retrofit in substantially occupied buildings, so as not to interrupt the activities of resident businesses/organisations, is testament to our team’s professionalism and considerate approach during the construction phase. The high street is now much more visually appealing and more environmentally sustainable.”

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