Departmental Buildings

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of Peter Ainsworth Peter Ainsworth Shadow Secretary of State for Environment Food & Rural Affairs, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments were completed by his Department for a cost in excess of £0.5 million in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08 to which the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method or equivalent was applied; how many such buildings were assessed as (A) pass, (B) good, (C) very good and (D) excellent; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jonathan R Shaw Jonathan R Shaw Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Marine, Landscape and Rural Affairs) and Minister for the South East), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Department, excluding a number of its agencies (VMD, CSL, CEFAS) have undertaken and completed BREEAM assessments on a number of new builds and major refurbishments with a value of exceeding £0.5 million as follows:

Project title Rating
2005-06 New Build—SVS Offices Carmarthen Excellent Design
2005-06 New Build—3-8 Whitehall Place Excellent Design
2005-06 New Build—Mills Building (VLA) Excellent Design
2005-06 New Build—Stewart Stockman Building (VLA) Very Good Design(1)
2005-06 Major Refurbishment—55 Whitehall Very Good Design(2)
2006-07 Major Refurbishment—Nobel House Excellent Design
(1) Very Good achieved despite the building being a complex and high containment building

(2) Very Good achieved in what is a grade 2 listed building.

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