Designed by SPECIFIC, a UK innovation and knowledge centre led by Swansea University, the Active Office will be the UK's first energy positive building, generating more energy than it uses over the course of a year.
Manufactured and delivered by offsite specialists Wernick Buildings the office features integrated solar cells in the curved roof, lithium-ion batteries to store electricity and a 2,000-litre water tank to store solar heat. Polyflor products chosen for the build included Polysafe Hydro Evolve, Expona Flow PUR and Polysafe Arena.
Polysafe Hydro Evolve in Colorado, used for the accessible shower, features safety aggregates in the vinyl and a raised pimple emboss for added grip and underfoot safety is highly suited for disabled adaptations. Available in 8 colours Hydro Evolve enables you to create a safe yet attractive interior.
Expona Flow PUR in Dark Industrial Concrete was used in the entrance foyer, comms and breakout rooms. Specifically developed for heavy commercial installations featuring an industrial concrete design for added authenticity and a stylish finish, this floorcovering complements modern interiors, forming the basis for an impressive entrance hall.
Polysafe Arena in Flagstone Grey was used throughout the toilets, cleaning cupboards, and plant room. Replicating a flagstone material, the range incorporates clear aluminium oxide particles in the vinyl which are virtually invisible, ensuring an attractive floor finish which offers sustainable slip resistance throughout the products guaranteed life.
Robert Townsend, Key Account Manager at Wernick commented, “Our aim for this project was to provide high-quality finish and be as sustainable as possible in every aspect of the building. Polyflor’s products were the perfect match for this brief.”
In keeping with the energy positive nature of the build, all the Expona Flow PUR, Polysafe Arena PUR and Polysafe Hydro Evolve fitted on site is 100% recyclable and achieves an A+ BRE rating.