Excellent BREEAM rating achieved for The Create Building

The Create Building, Crawley, has been awarded a rating of Excellent for its design, construction and impact on the environment after going through one of leading globally-recognised appraisal processes, placing the scheme in the top 10 percent of new commercial buildings in the UK.

The Building Research Establishment has reviewed the nine-storey building, owned by Crawley Borough Council - hosting the new Town Hall and commercial offices - and given it the ‘Excellent’ certification as measured on its Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM).


The Create Building was officially opened in opened in March 2023 and was designed to minimise overheating in summer and excessive heat loss in winter, to keep running costs down and limit its impact on the environment.


Councillor Michael Jones, Leader of Crawley Borough Council, says: “We selected a design for the Create Building which we hoped would achieve an Excellent rating under the BREEAM scheme, I’m pleased to see that has been confirmed. A building like this helps us to achieve the reduction in carbon emissions we are aiming for as well as providing a good working environment for council staff and our commercial tenants.”


Adam Godfrey, Partner of SHW, joint letting agent for The Create Building, along with Savills, says: “With Varian Medical Systems and British Airways already signed up as occupiers, and a further floor under offer, the excellent environmental credentials, along with its town centre location and outstanding road and rail links to the wider region are providing strong demand for the space.”


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