RIBA Plan for Use Guide

Date posted: April 1, 2021

We are proud to see Quebec Park featured as a case study in the new Plan for Use guide from the RIBA which was released on the 25th March The guide, which sits alongside the Architects Plan of Work 2020 was created to encourage a more outcome-based approach to the design and construction process with the aim, of achieving greater client or occupant satisfaction.

Quebec Park was the first major development of the wider regeneration project in Whitehill and Bordon, Hampshire. The exemplar project was a pilot for the Zero Carbon Hub, who the team collaborated with to work out how the proposed carbon compliance and fabric energy efficiency standards (FEES) could be achieved in practice. The resultant design achieved was a 45% improvement on Part L 2013, while 3 years aftercare and Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE) were written into the contract which included ‘no blame’ clauses to ensure the process remained both transparent and collaborative. This POE has shown high levels of resident satisfaction, as well as a significantly reduced performance gap and as a result the developer, Abri, has gone on to apply many of the lessons learnt to their subsequent developments.

The full document, which includes Guidance for each RIBA stage can be found here.