Hydrock MRB have been involved from the early conceptual design stage to support Home Group with the development of their new, six-storey headquarters building in Newcastle city centre.
Home Group is one of the biggest housing associations in the UK delivering new homes and houses for affordable rent in addition to long-term integrated housing, health and social care.
Working collaboratively with Ryder Architecture, the new office headquarters building is adjacent to Newcastle’s iconic Strawberry pub which is a favourite with Newcastle United fans on matchdays, with the site close to St James’ Park stadium.
Hydrock MRB have taken the project to RIBA Stage 3 designs, delivering MEP and BREEAM services. Our scope has included the design of a hybrid VRF air-conditioning system with air source heat pumps, and an overall services design philosophy that will enable Home Group to target a BREEAM Excellent rating, an EPC A rating and a Platinum Wired Certification for best in class digital infrastructure.
Our team is subsequently retained by Home Group to monitor on their behalf during construction. The building is scheduled for completion in the early part of 2022.
Images courtesy of Render 3D / Ryder Architecture
Hydrock MRB is a specialist MEP, energy and sustainability team within Hydrock following the acquisition of MRB Consulting Engineers by Hydrock in October 2019.