George House, Coventry

George House, our stunning headquarters, is a showcase for sustainable building design and construction methods.

In 2005, the Directors of Deeley Group made the decision to move from their existing premises to a new location. The new building needed to build on our developing ideas of true sustainability and whole life building economics.

Starting with building fabric we ensured that the construction of the envelope exceeded all of the U value targets contained in the Building Regulations. We tried to use the building’s fabric to reduce the heating and cooling loads which in turn meant reduced use of consumable energy.

The building is steel framed with masonry, stone and glazing forming the external envelope. The main roof consists of composite roof sheeting with a single ply membrane roof to ancillary roof areas. Heating and cooling is provided by a water cooled VRF system coupled to a deep bore ground loop.

When designed the Deeley Group had a vision for constructing a highly sustainable building which in 2008 was very ahead of it’s time. Along with this major investment in the ground source system the development employs the following eco features:

  • Rain water harvesting for supplies to sanitary ware which it was calculated would be the building’s largest water user
  • An array of solar panels for hot water to the welfare facilities.
  • Anti-sun glazing units with brise soleil to the glazing on South and West facing elevations.
  • Energy efficient lighting controls which help reduce the duration of lighting times via PIR occupancy control which ensures that lighting is only on when areas are occupied.
  • Daylight lighting control will ensure that where possible lighting levels are maintained by natural daylight.
  • High efficiency luminaire control gear has been used throughout.

To support our goal of becoming Net Zero Carbon by 2036 we have since made a number of improvements to the office which has brought it up EPC Grade A standard: 

  • Installation of an array of photovoltaic panels which we anticipate a reduction in the use from the grid by 33%
  • Installation of eight no. EV charging points to support our promotion of electric vehicles
  • Upgrade of our internal lights to LED panel lighting.

20,000 sq ft
of nett lettable office space for Deeley Group Limited

10 months
Timeframe

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