Two Brindley. Birmingham
The part-demolition, part-extension and complete refurbishment will reinvigorate the building into an attractive commercial workspace.

Client. Aver Property General Partner Limited (Ergo Real Estate/NFU Mutual)
Value. £21.5 million
Size. 142,000 sqft
Status. On-Going

Introducing an all-new top floor extension with external rooftop amenity spaces, new external facades to ground, first, sixth and seventh floor and a new entrance lobby/reception, generous staff facilities and a unique wellness suite and screening room the development will provide a high quality and sustainable development for the future.

Two Brindley creates a sustainable structure which will help businesses offer their colleagues an enhanced occupier experience.  The building aims to embed sustainability in the way the building is designed, constructed, and manged.  At least 80% of the original structure is being retained which should cut the buildings embodied carbon by half compared to a new office building.

The focus of this project is to contribute towards achieving Net Zero in line with Birmingham City Councils aspiration to become net zero by 2030. To achieve this, the following items are considered: embodied carbon, operational energy, and whole life carbon.

Embodied Carbon
Two Brindley is predominantly a comprehensive refurbishment and alteration project.  It has the potential to result in almost 50% the Embodied Carbon Emissions compared to the LETI design target, for a new build of similar size.

Operational Energy
Two Brindley is an all-electric building.  With a clear trajectory from the national grid to reduce carbon emissions, the building has the potential to gain an 80% carbon reduction (kg/CO2) over its lifespan.  This compared to no carbon reduction associated with gas.

Whole Life Carbon
Two Brindley has an estimated improvement of 35% carbon reduction (kg/CO2) over its lifespan compared to the LETI design target, for a new build of similar size.

Energy Performance
The existing buildings’ emissions rate is currently at EPC D (89), 39.52 kg.CO2/m2 per year and 232 kWh/m2 per year. The comprehensive refurbishment and alteration is set to achieve EPC A (19), 3.95 kg.CO2/m2 per year 59.28 kWh/m2 per year. An estimated annual yield of 60,000 kWh will be achieved through renewable energy, using photovoltaic panels. The building is targeting WELL Building Standard Core Gold, WiredScore Platinum, Smart Enabled and NABERS UK.

The Main Works Construction is due to start in January 2024.