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
Architect: Stephen Davy Peter Smith Architects Ltd.
Developer: Higgins Construction Plc
Structural Engineer: Tully De'Ath
Services Engineer: PinnaclesESP Consulting Engineers
Building Control: BBS Building Control Ltd.
The proposed mixed-use development of 52 flats and ground floor commercial units has been designed to achieve CfSH Level 4 standard. Measures include: renewable energy in the form of air source heat pumps; rainwater butts and secure cycle storage for each unit; and brown roofs. The following passive measures have also been incorporated to reduce carbon emissions: low U-values for walls, roofs and floors; all units, except one, are dual aspect for natural ventilation.
Updated: 2011-12-05 11:57:09 Added: 2011-12-05 11:57:09
Part L Compliance
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