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Dinton Activity Centre: Reds10 part of team working on Wokingham Borough’s first net zero carbon building

Wokingham Borough Council has committed to reducing its carbon footprint to net zero by 2030 and as part of this agenda, it includes a target to achieve net zero carbon emission in its corporate assets. Reds10 have been part of the borough’s agenda, through our work on Addington School (read full case study here) as well as Dinton Activity Centre (read more about the project here), where we have recently broken ground.

The building, which will replace the existing activity centre, is due for completion in spring 2021 and will be the first net zero carbon building in Wokingham borough. It includes several environmentally friendly technologies, such as air source heat pumps, increased use of natural ventilation via innovative wind catchers on the roof and extensive solar panels on the roof and in the car park.

The Two storey modular building cladded with Siberian larch was designed by HLM Architects and Reds10 will be using materials to reduce embodied carbon emissions during manufacture.

Cllr Gregor Murray, executive member for resident services, communications and emissions said:

“Wokingham Borough Council is ambitious – we have set ourselves a target of being carbon neutral by 2030 and while we have a long way to go, we are well on our way. Not only will the new Dinton Activity Centre be net zero carbon, it will actually be an energy positive building – the first in the borough.”

Michael Ruddick, Director at Reds10 said:

“We are thrilled to be working with Wokingham Borough Council and HLM Architects on this exciting new project. We are challenging what is possible with off-site construction with a non-standard design that not only includes cutting edge eco-technology, but also uses external materials and features that will tie the building into the site for a seamless integration of the building with the natural landscape it sits in.”

Read the full story on the council’s website, here.


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