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New Dorchester Offices Scoop Top Award

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11:04am 10th February 2013

The controversial new offices for West Dorset District Council have won an award.

The £9.7M pound new HQ for the local authority in Dorchester has been rated excellent by BREEAM - for its green credentials.

The new building in South Walks has also received the Secured by Design award.

It's a UK Police initiative which supports the reduction of crime through design techniques.

John Green, Dorset Police Crime Prevention and Design Advisor, said: "We always welcome the opportunity to work with architects, developers and builders to ensure a higher level of security for properties and communities, and we are pleased that West Dorset District Council has taken a lead in setting this standard for its own premises."

Environmentally friendly features in the new building include a very high level of insulation throughout and photovoltaic cells on the roof to generate solar electricity.

The 172 photovoltaic cells help power the building and some of the energy generated will be sold back to the grid, providing an income for the council and local people.

A digital display in the district council reception area gives information about the amount of electricity being produced and the volume of carbon dioxide saved by using solar energy.

"The new smaller, greener offices will save more than £200,000 a year even after the cost of construction is taken into account. This is due in no small part to the energy saving features incorporated into the building design.
"I am delighted that we have achieved both the BREEAM "excellent" rating and Secured by Design status."

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