Residential: Passivehaus Development (10 Properties) – Exeter

Residential: Passivehaus Development (10 Properties) – Exeter

The project is the construction of a new catering classroom on the campus of The King’s School, Ottery St Mary.

The development consists of 10 properties on a brownfield site close to Exeter’s R, D & E Hospital. The development is split into two 5-plot terraces. Despite being a terraced style development, each property is considered individual in terms of air tightness rating. All 10 properties passed Passivehaus airtightness criteria of 0.60.

The scheme consisted of the following building technologies:

  • Pile foundations and ground beam substructure
  • Porotherm clay block construction
  • PCC plank floor construction
  • Triple glazed aluminium windows
  • Mechanical ventilation heat recovery (MVHR)
  • Pro Clima membrane and taping systems
  • Alsecco render finishes
  • Pumped foul drainage system
  • External landscaping
  • Section 278 works

Case Summary

  • Client: Exeter City Council / Exeter City Living
  • Architect: Gale & Snowden (EcoDesign)
  • Value: £1.9m
  • Procurement: Single Stage Tender
  • Programme: 62 weeks
  • Completed: January 2021


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