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Samuelson House, Oxfordshire County Council

Samuelson House, Oxfordshire County Council - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

This project for Oxfordshire Country Council amalgamated satellite offices into a single hub, including social and community services for children, young people and families. The client required a high standard of design with a strong emphasis on sustainability.

Ridge professionals worked closely with all members of the design team to provide simple, robust solutions and controls for Samuelson House. This has resulted in a successful, sustainable building with minimal maintenance and operational costs.

We started by listening carefully to the client in order to understand the particular needs of the end users in detail. We then worked to maximise the opportunities for rational, low-energy design.

Through whole life cycle costing and energy analysis we introduced a measurable improvement on the minimum building regulation standards. Thermal modelling analysis allowed our services strategy and the architectural design to maximise efficiencies in the building fabric and structure as well as mechanical and electrical services.

One of the client’s key requirements was to minimise water consumption. This was achieved through integrating rainwater harvesting, a leak detection system and sanitary ware that shuts off while not in use.

The project was enhanced further by early strategic thinking in terms of location. The building occupies a redeveloped brown-field site close to the town centre and close to many transport links, encouraging users of the building to travel via public transport. The building also promotes cycling to work though an abundance of cycle storage, drying rooms, showers and changing areas. These features also helped to lower overall carbon emissions.

Samuelson House achieved a BREEAM rating for sustainability of Excellent.

Samuelson House, Oxfordshire County Council - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

Samuelson House, Oxfordshire County Council - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

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Samuelson House, Oxfordshire County Council - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

Samuelson House, Oxfordshire County Council - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

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