Project commenced 2017 – ongoing.
Supported from Concept Design through to Completion, working to RIBA 1-6, including managing the BREEAM assessment.
We were appointed to provide early planning advice ahead of Phases 2 and 3 of the project, which would comprise the care home and 130 of the dwellings, respectively. At this stage, the client was also investigating incorporating a community centre into the development.
We also delivered overheating assessments and testing services across Phase 1 (425 dwellings) and Phase 2, and completed a BREEAM assessment for the care home.
The client was seeking to deliver carbon reductions above the requirements of the Building Regulations, to fulfil its own high standards for ESG. They also faced changing requirements and targets from the local planning authority (LPA), which was developing a new Local Plan, including more stringent targets for carbon reduction. As the development progressed new targets were applied to later phases, requiring a futureproofed Energy Strategy.