BREEAM Award winner 2012


McPhillips' project to redevelop the Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre at Shrewsbury has today been named as the Building Research Establishment's Bespoke category winner in the BREEAM Awards 2012. This follows the BRE's confirmation that the Centre has been awarded an Outstanding rating and has achieved the highest post construction score ever assessed under the world recognised BREEAM sustainability rating scheme with McPhillips achieving 100% of the available credits for Management, Energy and Water Use.

BREEAM is the world's foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings, with 200,000 buildings with certified BREEAM assessment ratings and over a million registered for assessment since it was first launched in 1990. BREEAM sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation and has become one of the most comprehensive and widely recognised measures of a building's environmental performance. A BREEAM assessment uses recognised measures of performance, which are set against established benchmarks, to evaluate a building’s specification, design, construction and use. The measures used represent a broad range of categories and criteria from energy to ecology. They include aspects related to energy and water use, the internal environment (health and well-being), pollution, transport, materials, waste, ecology and management processes.

Commenting on the success Peter McPhillips (Joint Managing Director) said "this project is a major success for the Dogs Trust and McPhillips and puts us at the forefront of sustainable building projects." Matthew Taylor (Dogs Trust Property Director) said "the Shrewsbury Rehoming Centre provides an exemplar of how a clearly defined brief regarding sustainability and effective teamwork, can deliver an outstanding building in the key aspects of sustainability."

Further information is available from the BREEAM website