Three of our projects have been shortlisted for a Housing Design Award!
5 August 2022
Three of our projects have been shortlisted for a Housing Design Award in two categories!
Every year, the Housing Design Awards are demonstrating best practice in housing design, and by doing so establish new standards in what good sustainable housing looks like.
Having been launched in 1948, the Housing Design Awards are the UK's longest running awards in their field, and the only awards promoted by all five major professional institutions – RIBA, RICS, RTPI, Landscape Institute and Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists. They were initially created to drive quality during the rebuild of post-war Britain.
Our shortlisted projects are:
Agar Grove Phase 1a + 1b
Shortlisted in the 'Completed' Category: The redevelopment of Agar Grove Estate sets a standard for social housing in the UK. As a "proof of concept" for large-scale Passivhaus developments in the UK, it has meaningfully tackled fuel poverty by reducing residents' fuel bills by 70% and has influenced changes to the London Plan's approach to district heat networks.
Working with architects Hawkins Brown, Mae and Architype, we provided M&E, Sustainability and Passivhaus services for this phase of the 507-home estate regeneration scheme, which includes 345 Passivhaus homes.
Cranmer Road Student Accommodation
Shortlisted in the 'Completed' Category: Cranmer Road Student Accommodation is an ultra-low energy, all electric Passivhaus development for King's College Cambridge. Fifty-nine graduate student bedrooms are provided across two new accommodation buildings each of differing modern character, but both designed to sit comfortably alongside the neighbouring arts and crafts villas. With its low embodied carbon structure and low operational carbon emissions, the Cranmer Road Student Accommodation is an exemplar student housing project that showcases many of the approaches to sustainable and low energy design that are essential for current and future projects aspiring to achieve net zero carbon.
Working alongside Allies and Morrison Architects, we provided MEP, Passivhaus, and Acoustic services for this project. As Passivhaus consultants we have supported the design team and contractor from early stage design through delivery on site.
Shortlisted in the 'Project' Category: The project is set to deliver homes for rent that will be seven percent bigger than national space standards and reduce carbon emissions against standard Building Regulations by 70 percent.
Working alongside several leading design practices, including URBED, Mikhail Riches Architects and Mole Architects, we were appointed as M&E Engineers and Acoustic Consultants for the early stages of the large-scale scheme, which places low carbon at the heart of its design.
The winners will be announced in September 2022.