FORE Partnership, ethical developer of Cardworks, Scotland’s most sustainable office development, has announced that the Glasgow building has been awarded an AirScore Design and Operation ‘Gold’.
Completed this month to coincide with COP26, Cadworks is a 94,000 sq. ft. office development just a short walk from Glasgow’s busy Central Station. Despite the volume of vehicle traffic passing each day, the building’s innovative design delivers exceptional air quality for occupants.
With city centre workers becoming ever more aware of how poor air quality affects their health, demand for clean air in workplaces has never been higher. A multitude of health conditions are associated with regularly breathing in polluted air, and while measures are being taken to reduce pollution across the city, Cadworks’ AirScore certification means that its occupiers can be confident that their health is being protected.
An AirScore D&O award evaluates aspects of a building's design specification relating to air quality. Many aspects of Cadworks’ design far exceed minimum requirements, from triple stage particle filters which prevent outdoor particulate pollution from entering the space, to the adoption of photocatalytic paint that neutralises pollutants in the indoor environment.
Basil Demeroutis, FORE’s managing partner, said: “It has never been more important to enhance our health and wellbeing. So when we designed Cadworks, our vision was not simply to build an exceptionally sustainable office space, but also to create a workplace where people know that by coming to the building, they are taking positive steps to improve their health.
“We have used world-class design in tandem with features such as Airlite paint throughout the building, which purifies air and kills viruses, as well as ultra-efficient filtering systems. Together, these elements have allowed us to achieve a Gold AirScore.
Cadworks has been designed with no car parking, only spaces for bicycle storage and shared electric vehicles. It also offers the City’s first cycle-in access ramp.