Pool and Tremough Innovation Centres are a BREEAM Excellent, low energy office building which create flexible office space for new businesses. Completed in May 2010 and November 2011, the centres are part of the wider development of business incubation in Cornwall. The key outcome of these projects is a contribution to the economic regeneration of Cornwall through the creation of high quality knowledge based jobs in new and innovative businesses.
Aedas have recently been commissioned by the Technology Strategy Board as part of the Building Performance Evaluation programme to undertake a ‘compare and contrast’ study of this innovation centres with the same characteristics, Pool and Tremough Innovation Centres. The study will be looking to understand how these innovation centres support new businesses by comparing their performance, comfort and usability and seeing how they can improve and reduce their emissions in operation. These evaluations offer the potential for future projects to benefit from lessons learned.
Design Team: Aedas
Client: South West of England Regional Development Agency
Main Contractor: Sir Robert McApline(Pool)
MEP Engineer: Halcrow
Procurement route: Design & Build