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Graham Headquarters

Facts

Location Client Cost Completion Awards
Hillsborough, Northern Ireland Graham £7m 2009 4

Project details

Uniting a workforce under one roof.

BDP has integrated sustainability into all aspects of the building design to produce one of the lowest energy use office buildings in Northern Ireland within normal budget constraints.

The external form is a straightforward expression of the clear plan arrangement driven by operational efficiency.

A biomass boiler with local fuel sourcing operates close to zero carbon.

It is a resounding hit with our employees who love their new working environment.

Michael Graham, Executive Chairman, GRAHAM

Brief

  • an innovative, energy-efficient and market-leading workplace for 250 people
  • a landmark building showcasing the benefits of integrated sustainable design to the construction industry in Ireland

Results

  • Excellent BREEAM rating and an “A”-rated EPC
  • winner of "Sustainable Building of the Year" at the 2010 Sustainable Ireland Awards and “Most Sustainable Building, Ireland” at the Action Renewables Award 2009
  • BCO Northern Awards - Best Corporate Workplace 2010
  • RICS - Sustainability Award 2011

Integrated services

architecture, interior design, civil & structural engineering, acoustics, sustainability, landscape architecture