IN2 is delighted to announce that Wexford County Council’s Trinity Wharf development has been granted planning approval by An Bord Pleanála.
This project will transform a 5.5-hectare brownfield site south of Wexford town into a new urban quarter at Wexford Quay. Across a collection of 5-6 storey buildings, the quarter features a mix of new developments including a hotel, residential apartments, three commercial office buildings, a new cultural centre, in addition to cafe, retail and restaurant provisions.
Energy & Environmental Preformance
In partnership with Scott Tallon Walker Architects, IN2 enabled Trinity Wharf’s Best Practice Energy and Environmental Performance to be realised.
The energy analysis, in particular, assessed the individual buildings within the development and determined an environmental and servicing strategy for each to ensure compliance with Technical Guidance Document Part L 2017 of the Building Regulations. These Regulations have been released to ensure new buildings are designed per the EU Near Zero Energy Building (NZEB) Directive.
Dynamic simulation models were created for each of the buildings to enable energy analysis, accounting for climate, site location, building materials and construction, fenestration and shading, HVAC systems, occupant profiles and behaviour (opening and closing windows / blinds, etc.).
In addition to energy performance, holistic Environmental analysis was undertaken and determined that a LEED “Gold” Accreditation could be achievable for the offices, due to a combination of reusing the brownfield site, environmental considerations, transport links and NZEB low energy performance.
Utilising passive design through maximisation of natural ventilation and natural daylight will be paramount throughout the building designs to ensure that low energy targets can be met; in particular NZEB.
Through building simulation analysis our Engineers also demonstrated site wind conditions, façade daylight availability and sunlighting to the central amenity area were following Best Practice Guidelines.
We are very pleased to share this fantastic news and be involved in the development of this exciting new area of Wexford.