- South Gloucestershire Council
- Bristol, South Gloucestershire
The brief for this project was developed by Quattro in close consultation with the young people of Yate, the Town Council and South Gloucestershire Council.
This exciting new facility had to be a sustainable building and designed to fit on a tight site in Yate Town Centre.
Quattro’s Education and Leisure Architects rose to this sustainability challenge, having gained extensive knowledge in Sustainable Design since our inception in 1984. Our talented team introduced innovative walling materials to achieve the client’s sustainability brief.
The bio-composite material hempcrete was selected to be used in conjunction with timber frame to provide a highly insulating, vapour permeable external wall construction. The building has thermal inertia which means it changes temperature very slowly, a characteristic of materials with high thermal mass. The Hempcrete used, also has a better than zero carbon footprint, absorbing more carbon from the atmosphere as it grows than it produces in the manufacturing and application process.
The client and users are delighted with the outcome.