RES, Kings Langley
The offices were converted from Ovaltine’s old egg houses and the grounds have been developed to showcase the products and technologies that RES have been leading the world in for the past 25 years.
Frosts were involved at a very early stage on this project and instrumental in constructing many of the landscape features over the years. RES use the facility as a conventional office but also for open days to potential clients and government bodies to demonstrate their abilities and renewable energy systems. These include; a full-size wind turbine, solar energy panels, underground energy storage and heat transfer systems using bodies of water to heat the offices in winter and cool down their computers main frames in the summer. There is also a biomass boiler and a field growing biomass fuel and many other features and technologies.
Frosts maintain the grounds of RES including management of wildflower meadows, formal lawns, courtyard and roof garden features, pleached trees, ornamental planting and even a five a side football pitch. The internal planting is also maintained by Frosts staff and each year a Christmas tree is provided. Frosts also provide a winter gritting and snow clearing service for the client.
Due to the constant change and addition to RES’ portfolio of energy saving devices installed on site, Frosts have worked with the client to accommodate such changes without negatively impacting on the environment and the landscape features within the grounds.