Costa Coffee, Colchester

The building utilises natural daylight in the main serving and sales area

Project Details

  • Scheme & Version:  Retail 2008
  • Stage: Final
  • Location: Colchester, UK
  • Score & Rating: 59.0% Very Good
  • Certificate Number: BREEAM-0045-6046

Project Team

  • Developer: The British Land Company PLC – Sarah Cary
  • Project manager: Rex Procter – Darren Chessun
  • Architect: Mountford Pigott – Darko Teslich
  • Main contractor: Huttons Construction – Bryan Shears
  • Assessor organisation: Synergy BSS Ltd – Joseph Hodgkinson

About the building

This 175.5m2 building at Tollgate West in Colchester was developed by British Land Company as a Costa Coffee outlet. The BREEAM assessment was undertaken as part of British Land Company’s public commitment to responsible construction.

Environmental features

  • All of the major building materials and the hard standing specified by the architect were all A or A+ rated materials.
  • The contractor responsible for the ground works around the site confirmed that at least 75% of the aggregates used were from recycled aggregates.
  • Low water consuming sanitary ware and sanitary supply shut off valves were specified, gaining maximum credits under this element of the assessment.
  • The building utilises natural daylight in the main serving and sales area. The lighting is energy efficient, high frequency lighting on all florescent fittings. External lighting is controlled by daylighting sensors to reduce unnecessary energy consumption.
  • As part of the construction, covered secure cyclist facilities were installed.

British land say: ‘british land targets BREEAM very good on all of our major retail schemes as part of our public commitment to responsible construction.’