Tandridge District Council has appointed leading Contractor Thomas Sinden to deliver a sustainable retrofit of Quadrant House, a mixed-use building constructed in the 1960s and 70s in Caterham, with retail/restaurant units on the ground floor and approximately 38,000 sq ft of office space above.

The proposed refurbishment works, which include adding thermal insulation to the building fabric, replacing old windows, providing a centralised heat pump air conditioning system with heat recovery, and upgrading to LED lighting, will significantly improve the environmental sustainability of Quadrant House. The introduction of a living wall and greenery on the roof terrace will contribute to improved air quality and biodiversity in Caterham town centre. It is calculated that the works have the potential to reduce carbon emissions by up to 44%, equivalent to approximately 110 kg of carbon dioxide per annum.

The project has received funding from the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership and supports the Council’s priorities of supporting economic recovery in Tandridge and becoming a greener more sustainable district.

Paul Cooke, Business Development Director of Thomas Sinden said, “We are delighted to have been awarded this significant town centre project by Tandridge District Council, particularly as we already have a project adjacent to the site delivering much needed affordable housing for Clarion Housing Group. Decarbonisation projects are becoming more and more important and we are very happy to support proactive clients like Tandridge District Council in delivering this sustainable retrofit.”

CGI Credit: BTP Consultants