MBS achieves two BREEAM Excellent ratings
According to the UK Parliament, emissions must be reduced in the construction of buildings if the UK is to meet net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
This means that sustainability in building and construction projects is essential to achieving the country’s target.
BREEAM, first published by the Building Research Establishment in 1990, is the world’s longest-established method of assessing, rating, and certifying the sustainability of buildings.
The BREEAM ratings range from Acceptable (In-Use scheme only) to Pass, Good, Very Good, Excellent, to Outstanding and are reflected in a series of stars on the BREEAM certificate.
This month, we are proud to report on a couple of our own BREEAM project completions.
Bury College HISTEM £1.25m
Building services works are now completed for the Health and Innovation, Science, Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) Centre at Bury College. The project was a new build four-storey building incorporating IT suites, classrooms, and communal areas.
New technologies and carbon-reducing systems were installed to achieve a BREEAM excellent rating.
Manresa House £600k
Manresa House, located in Birmingham, is a residence and training centre for prospective members of the Society of Jesus.
Members will now benefit from the refurbishment and extensions to the existing Victorian Villa, which has now been brought up to date in an eco-friendly way.
Working again with contractors HH Smith, we installed ground source heat pump technology and other carbon-reducing systems to achieve a BREEAM excellent rating.
Other project completions
We’ve had several other project completions, including Assura Offices at Altrincham, Hall & Pickles Poynton, and the New CityShop at MCFC, to name a few.
Big Change continues to revolutionise the maintenance division.
Martin Smith, Maintenance Manager, is delighted with the results being achieved following the implementation of the CAFM Big Change system.
He said: “The new all-in-one management system has improved planning, increased job visibility, and added efficiencies to our business from end to end.
“We are achieving reactive call-out KPIs, delivering a busy PPM schedule to achieve key compliance and completing small refurb projects providing plant longevity and reducing system failures.
“You only need look at the number of jobs we’ve completed over the last two months.”