5-Greenstar Industrial Design rating
The 414m-long building, designed by leading architectural company Jasmax, houses the AGP glass plant and diverse APL Manufacturing operations, and is the fifth and most recent 5-Greenstar industrial design structure in the country. With a footprint of 49,000 square metres, it is also by far the largest with such a rating. As a final tick for a job well done, APL is on the road to receiving our Greenstar Industrial built rating for the almost completed project.
Maximised natural lighting
One of the most exciting features of the project came from ensuring that occupant experience was central in design decisions. For example, daylight and exterior views were a massive consideration and led to the inclusion of five huge roof windows that minimise the use of lighting - the second highest energy use after plant processes. This natural lighting allows most occupants to connect to the outside, a benefit often missing from factory environments.
The roof windows, supplied and installed by one of APL’s network of window manufacturers, Wight Aluminium, combined with highly efficient lighting including dimming controls and daylight sensors, result in a reduction of over 500,000 kWh of lighting energy annually.