BREEAM works to raise awareness of the benefits to taking a sustainable approach to construction.
Although BREEAM affects various areas of the external package, the main product area involved is cycle parking. The spacing between cycle racks and other objects is determined by the BREEAM standard in use when the building was designed (BREEAM 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2014). The following information will help explain the differences between the standards and how to achieve your BREEAM rating regarding cycle parking.
This page documents the BREEAM 2008 Standard. There are few projects left working toward the BREEAM 2006 standard and the BREEAM 2011/2014 standards are non-prescriptive, so products will be manufactured to the 2008 standard as below, unless otherwise agreed.
Cycle Racks Only
If the cycle hoops are to be loaded from both sides, then there needs to be a minimum distance of 1000mm between the racks.
Or, if the cycle hoops are to be loaded from a single side only, then there needs to be a minimum distance of 800mm between the racks.
Langley Design use a double sided cycle rack as standard to maximise cycle parking spaces.
Shelter with a Single Row of Cycle Racks
Single Side Access Cycle Shelter
If the cycle shelter is up against a wall or can only be accessed from a single side, then the racks need to be at least 300mm away from any obstruction as shown in the diagram below. View BREEAM distance key
Two Side Access Cycle Shelter
If the cycle shelter is away from any obstruction or can be accessed from both sides, then the racks need to be at least 900mm away from any obstruction as shown in the diagram below. View BREEAM distance key
Shelter with a Double Row of Cycle Racks
Two Side Access Cycle Shelter
Wider cycle shelters with a double row of racks need to be accessed from both sides, therefore need to be away from any obstruction, the racks then need to be at least 900mm away from any obstruction as shown in the diagram below. View BREEAM distance key
Steel Shelter with Double/Single Row of Cycle Racks
Steel Shelter with Double Row of Cycle Racks
Steel cycle shelters work on the same principles as the other shelter types above and abide by the same BREEAM Rules. For our steel shelters to fall inline with the 2008 BREEAM standard the double row of racks have to be at least 1000mm apart and this means that the end racks have to fall in line with the shelter legs to be in line with the obstruction as show in diagram 2 below. View BREEAM distance key
Steel Shelter with Single Row of Cycle Racks
The steel cycle shelters with a single row of racks still have to be at least 1000mm apart and means that the cycle racks either have to be offset from the centre of the shelter in order to be inline with the shelter legs or by removing a hoop to fit along the centre of the shelter. If this is the case the shelter could be adapted to allow for the shelter leg itself to become an additional cycle parking space. View BREEAM distance key
Additional BREEAM Related Information
Cycle Racks in Relation to Obstructions (Shelter Legs)
As we understand the BREEAM 2008 regulations, the cycle racks can be less than 900mm away from an obstruction (like a shelter leg) if the obstruction is in line with the cycle rack and easy access and parking space still remains to both sides i.e. Diagram 2. View BREEAM distance key
Narrower Shelters and BREEAM Compliance
Some of our shelters are manufactured to a narrower width to fit in smaller spaces, these shelters have to have an adjusted layout in order to comply with the BREEAM 2008 regulations. In the same way that the steel cycle shelters and rack layout has been adapted, the narrower timber shelter have used the same understanding. The two end cycle racks would have to be exactly aligned with the shelter legs in order to achieve the easy access to both sides of the rack in order to remain BREEAM compliant . View BREEAM distance key
Download the complete BREEAM cycle parking data sheet for all the drawings that go along with Langley Design's understanding of the 2008 BREEAM standard compliance.