Our Project Story

Elliott’s Field Phase 2.

Hammerson | Piper Whitlock Architects

Retail
Phil Grew, Partner at Hoare Lea

Lead Partner:
Phil Grew

A new standard in sustainability.

Elliott’s Field in Rugby is pioneering the way for more sustainable retail parks. Not only achieving the world first BREEAM Outstanding rating for a retail park, it’s also the first of its kind to be regulated carbon neutral.

We provided a wide range of services on this trail-blazing project, which is an extension of the successful Phase 1 retail park. It features 10 additional retail units and associated parking.

Energy strategy.

Our Sustainability team worked extensively with the design team from the earliest stages of the scheme to embed sustainable design as a key aim. We developed an optimised energy strategy, taking account of daylight, fabric parameters, and a host of other passive design options. The highly ambitious targets set for Elliott’s Field required unprecedented tenant fit-out requirements and we provided extensive guidance on their production and implementation within the Heads of Terms. Our work on the project also included: in-use energy assessment, embodied carbon assessment, passive design optimisation, PV optimisation, client liaison, and technical tenant support services.

Carbon-neutral achievements.

The highlight of the development is the large PV array that covers 4,500 square-metres of roofing. This array generates enough power to make the development fully carbon neutral in terms of regulated energy.

The developer, Hammerson plc, recognises this project as a considerable step towards its net positive initiative, which sees it strive to be net positive in carbon, resource, water, and socio-economic impact by the year 2030. We are delighted to stand beside Hammerson at the forefront of such a progressive initiative.

Key Figures
>1% of new buildings achieve BREEAM Outstanding
1st retail park, globally, to be regulated carbon neutral