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Fear not, Spitalfields complies with regulation

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As the consulting engineer working with Foster and Partners on the Bishops Square Development in Spitalfields, I can assure your correspondent (AJ 4.4.02) that the building is designed to comply with the amended Building Regulations.

I believe that the intention of Part L is not to constrain good architecture but to ensure that the impact of design on the energy consumption of the building is carefully considered.

Spitalfields will comply with the new regulations, as all new buildings must, through the careful selection of materials, including high performance glass, and the thorough examination of the performance of the engineering systems to ensure the carbon dioxide emissions are within the limits permitted.

Kate Millen, Hoare Lea

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