BBS Environmental has been selected as the CfSH and Energy Consultant on the regeneration of the Havelock Estate in Southall. Catalyst and Leadbitter have brought on board, for this prestigious project, Pollard Thomas Edwards architects. PTEa also designed Catalyst's award winning Page Road regeneration scheme in Hounslow, Middlesex.
Havelock Estate will be transformed during the coming months to provide over 900 homes. Among the new homes there will be purpose-built homes for older people, nearly 400 homes for existing tenants, plus more than 100 shared ownership/equity properties. The scheme will also provide over 400 homes for outright sale and include a community centre, cafes and retail units. The Grand Union Canal runs alongside the estate. Improvements to the local area and landscaping along the canal will improve and increase the amount of public open space.
Updated: 2012-12-06 15:22:49 Added: 2012-12-06 15:22:49
Client: Aldwyck Housing Association
Architect: Vincent & Gorbing
Contractor: SDC Building Limited
Energy Assessor: BBS Environmental
On Thursday, 18th October, the new development at Kestrel Way, Luton was officially opened by Robert Napier, CBE, Chairman of the HCA. The scheme comprises 45 affordable houses and 6 supported living flats. There are many special aspects to this project including the striking design and good space standards of the homes and the supported housing element which is helping those with learning disabilities to remain independent in their own home.
BBS Environmental assisted Aldwyk HA with planning and also completed CfSH (Level 3) and SAPs for the contractor, SDC Building Limited.
Updated: 2012-11-26 11:39:16 Added: 2012-11-26 11:39:16
A very interesting project that took three years to be granted planning permission. This was due to a complex 'right to light' issue, which was resolved by the architects' clever use of material and form. The mixed-use development, comprising six flats with commercial units on the ground floor, is a co-operative scheme owned by a group of nearby residents.
Updated: 2012-11-06 15:33:41 Added: 2012-11-06 15:33:41
Another interesting passivehaus project; Hanse Haus delivered the pre-fabricated panels to the site and within seven weeks the house was built. The living space comprises; triple glazing throughout with 30cms thick exterior walls and 12cms thick interior walls, combining the benefits of timber SIP with solid wall insulation.
The house does not require a boiler or central heating system. Energy generated from from the household appliances, solar gain and a wood burning stove - for those deep winter nights - is all that is required to maintain the required ambient temperature.
Updated: 2012-06-29 09:32:02 Added: 2012-06-29 09:32:02
This mixed-use development of 14 flats with a ground floor community centre is now complete and fully occupied. The scheme was built using a steel frame structure with pre-cast planks as floors. The third story was designed to be constructed of timber in order to reduce the weight.
BBS has worked closely with Studio V Architects on many projects, including another mixed-use development at Mintern Street, London, N1. This scheme comprises 9 flats, plus a retail unit and was constructed using light gauge steel panels. These were constucted off-site and connected on-site allowing the contractor to build the four-storey structure in only 8 weeks. This resulted in a lighter building and, as a consequence, cost savings on the foundations.
Updated: 2012-06-19 19:09:23 Added: 2012-06-19 19:09:23
Work is nearing completion on the Trinity Street scheme. Denne Construction was awarded the 72-week project with A&Q Partnership the design architects.
The redevelopment comprises ten 4 storey houses and twenty two 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments with underground parking.
BBS Environmental is carrying out the energy assessments on the scheme and all certification will be complete within the next few days.
Updated: 2012-05-28 15:22:06 Added: 2012-05-28 15:22:06
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