We have successfully achieved a SKA Gold rating in our latest office design and build project for our client Williams Lea Tag!
We were appointed to carry out a full Cat B fit out across four floors as part of the brand-new seven floor development in Central London. Our team made sure to uphold the already existing BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating of the building, which further contributed to our SKA Gold achievement for this project.
What does a SKA Gold rating mean?
Operated by RICS, SKA Rating is an environmental assessment tool for sustainable fit outs. SKA Rating helps organisations to make informed decisions about fit out projects in the context of the growing importance of sustainability. The scheme consists of more than a hundred measures covering energy and CO2 emissions, waste, water, materials, pollution, wellbeing and more.
Some of the steps we took to achieve a SKA Gold Rating:
- All timber used in the project comes from a sustainable source and has FSC or PEFC certification.
- All flooring installed throughout the project is made of at least 50% recycled content, has a Green Guide A or A+ rating or is supplied with an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD).
- 97% of produced waste was diverted from landfill through recycling or reusing.
- All paints used throughout the project are low VOC to ensure a healthy indoor environment is maintained.
- All installed sound insulation has a Global Warming Potential of less than 5 and is made with at least 60% recycled material.
- All furniture installed throughout the project is part of the Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme or are produced with Environmental Product Declarations (EPD).
Get in touch with our team of experts to find out more about what a SKA Gold rating can mean for your next project!