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Sidcup High Street

Sidcup, Kent


BHD Architects were pleased to have been commissioned for this very high profile redevelopment of Sidcup High Street. The project involved the demolition of an existing 1980’s retail building and public house. The replacement building of contemporary design accommodates an 84 bedroom hotel for Travelodge Ltd and two retail units at ground level, with associated external parking and parking at basement level. The external circulation areas accommodate the cycle storage and bin storage areas. The total area of the site is 0.3675 hectares. The basic building cost was £947.79/m² and the External works cost £141.89/m².

The site is located at the southern gateway to the town centre and will make a major contribution to the regeneration of this part of town. The proposals also included highway improvement to St John’s Road and the junction with the High Street. The development is to attain a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating partly achievable through the incorporation of innovative design/construction methodology, passive improvement measures such as reduced air permeability, energy efficient building services and very good specification of the thermal envelope in addition to the use of renewables in the form of Photovoltaic Panels. The main bulk of the building was constructed using Off-Site Prefabricated metal, a process that provided a highly efficient construction programme with limited site disruption/impact. A total of 250 Photovoltaic Panels are installed on the roof of the building corresponding to a rated output of 50kWp which, would be expected to generate 41680 kWh per annum. The Predicted Electricity consumption for the entire development is 506kWh/yr/m² whilst, the Predicted Natural Gas consumption is 118kWh/yr/m². The predicted water consumption is 5.48 m³/person/yr.

  • Client : Commercial
  • Status : Completed
  • Location : Sidcup, Kent