PEOPLEBUILDING HEMEL

PEOPLEBUILDING HEMEL

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD

Location

MAYLANDS AVENUE, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD

Date

2001-2003

Partner

AVIVA INVESTORS

Architect

FLETCHER PRIEST ARCHITECTS

Area

100,000 sq ft completed

Gross Area

640,000 SQ FT

Peoplebuilding Hemel is sited on a 25 acre site close to both the M1 and M25.

The scheme was the first speculative office building constructed in the UK after the tightening of Part L environmental standards in the Building Regulations.  To reduce the amount of heat gain and sun glare the design includes the use of reactive brise soleil – innovative motorised louvres that move with the sun.

A large health and fitness facility has been created along with extensive areas of new public realm.

The Peoplebuilding masterplan will see six 100,000 sq ft office buildings set along a central boulevard.  Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to move freely through the generous open spaces, which are attractively landscaped with mature trees, shrubs and seating areas.