Innovation

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Baytree Edge is our commitment to ongoing innovation in the following focus areas:

  • Technology enabled features
  • Design with flexibility for future change
  • Health and wellbeing of building users
  • Clean air, water, soil and energy
  • The baytree ‘kit of parts’

To showcase Baytree Edge during construction, there is a bespoke on-site ‘Tech Hub’ to demonstrate the leading innovations and the significant occupier benefits these will provide.

TECHNOLOGY ENABLED

OCCUPANCY

Each occupancy sensor is located adjacent the entrance and exit of both lorry yard and carpark to register the vehicle movements arriving and departing. Displaying a live report on the reception dashboard for information.

AIR QUALITY

Each air quality sensor registers the number of particulates within their zone and displays their findings on the reception Dashboard for information. This gives the management information on delivery lorry diesel exhaust fumes build-up, external air quality around the recreational zone etc.

OCCUPANCY / PATTERN RECOGNITION

Each occupancy sensor located on the suspended ceilings of the reception and main office registers the personnel movements arriving and departing from the building, displaying a report on the reception dashboard for information. This could be beneficial to account for all personnel within the building in an emergency situation.

DASHBOARD

The dashboard is located within the reception area for easy viewing from all personnel entering the building. Information from all sensors is displayed as required to suit the customers’ requirements.

TEMPERATURE

Temperature sensor located on suspended ceiling within the main office, registers the temperature throughout the day and reports on the differentials from the first to last shifts within the main office.

HUMIDITY

Humidity sensor located on suspended ceiling registers the relative humidity. This in turn will allow management to police the office environment and monitor that the optimum humidity levels are kept between 40% and 60% for personnel comfort.

INTERNAL NOISE

Internal noise sensor located on suspended ceiling determines the internal DB levels within the office and displays on the reception dashboard. This allows the customer to monitor the situation and check external noise levels are not detrimental to internal working conditions.

LIGHTING LUX LEVEL

The lighting level sensor located on the suspended ceiling within reception and the main offices reports on the average lux levels within the areas throughout the day incorporating the increase and decrease of lighting levels in line with natural sunlight.

AIR QUALITY

Each air quality sensor registers the number of particulates within their zone and displays their findings on the reception Dashboard for information. This gives the management information on office air quality to conform to the WellBeing standards.

MAINS INCOMING WATER QUALITY

Pollutants are detected and treated to ensure good water quality over the entire water supply.

OCCUPANCY

Each occupancy sensor is located adjacent the entrance and exit of both lorry yard and carpark to register the vehicle movements arriving and departing. Displaying a live report on the reception dashboard for information.

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THE BAYTREE ‘SENSOR SUITE’

A suite of sensors is installed as part of the base building specification, linked to a dashboard in the reception area.

The sensors monitor air and water quality, internal noise, lighting, humidity and temperature, occupancy and occupancy patterns. The purpose is to manage a healthy working environment while reducing operational and maintenance costs.

WiFi/LiFi or Bluetooth lighting can be installed as part of the building fit-out to connect seamlessly with each other and can be controlled by the sensor technology.

Sensors can also be installed to adjust the office heating and comfort cooling and to de-energise local lighting for lower occupancy levels or for when the offices are unoccupied.

The monitoring and control technology can be accessible remotely so that performance, conditions, failures or usage can be recorded, modified or adjusted from anywhere in the world.

INTELLIGENT 3D MODELLING

Using BIM (Building Information Modelling) and drones to provide advanced solutions for Contractors and Facilities Managers.

Baytree Dunstable has been designed and procured via a full BIM model which will be coordinated with 4D timeline video, AR and VR outputs which provide high quality visualisations showing alternative office environments for potential building users.

Drones are being used to produce volumetric measurement for earthworks, facilitating export of the drone generated data directly into the BIM model for increased efficiency and programme optimisation.

The Operating and Maintenance information will be provided to the building user on a Cloud database with RFID tags applied to all assets requiring planned maintenance or active attention.

Scanning of the relevant asset will provide access to specifically relevant and accurate information without the need to search more traditional electronic manuals.

Design with flexibility

for future change

The main administration and operations offices are designed for future expansion and reconfiguration if required, while the provision of underground ducts and drainage services allow for future installation of further offices.

The warehouse is designed for maximum flexibility, for example the future installation of mezzanines; while both the offices and the warehouse are capable of subdivision for a wide variety of alternative layouts.

The operational areas of the building, particularly the yards and dock faces are designed for optimal efficiency and flexibility. The yard has sufficient depth for trailer parking adjacent to the dock face, while the dock face itself features docks which can be changed in size to suit operational requirements. Level access doors on grade are provided as part of the base building specification and the size of these can also be changed to suit operational requirements.

The health and wellbeing

of building users

Underlying principles have informed designs for the enhanced health and wellbeing of building users at Baytree Dunstable:

GRADE ‘A’ OFFICE ENVIRONMENT

In the offices there is a relationship between proximity to natural light and productivity. Maintenance of optimal thermal comfort maximises productivity and control of environmental characteristics such as noise, indoor air quality and light can have positive impacts on mental health.

INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY

Externally, provision of facilities which promote physical activity and healthy eating enable a measurable connection between healthy workplaces and the health and wellbeing of building users.

Clean air, water, soil and energy

In each focus area, Baytree Dunstable delivers a variety of features such as solar photovoltaics linked to battery storage for clean power production, electric vehicle charging stations, air source heat pumps for efficient office environment conditioning, enhanced use of recycled and recyclable materials, prefabricated building elements, low energy LED lighting and a super airtight, insulated building envelope, all of which are constructed within an enhanced landscape environment.

Baytree Dunstable also uses building materials which reduce pollutants to air, water and soil – Baytree specifies healthy, safe materials which specifically enhance the comfort and well-being of all building users.

Baytree 'kit of parts'

The following facilities are included in the base building specification:

  • A “Well Plaza” where building users can sit outside and enjoy landscaped environment which features aquatic marginal planting
  • Solar powered device charging benches located in external amenity spaces
  • An area for fitness activities such as walking and jogging along a “Trim Trail”
  • The fire track for the building has been designed to have a dual use as a running track
  • A refreshment station is provided in the office reception area
  • Reindeer moss walls in the reception area which improve air quality and absorb noise
  • An orchard which forms part of an edible landscape
  • Moss trees in the yard and on the bicycle shelters which help to filter particulates in the air produced by HGV and car traffic
  • External allotments which can be tended by building users for food production
  • Insect hotels which promote biodiversity, reduce CO2 locally and increase pollination