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.
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:
|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.