An innovative, pioneering and highly sustainable residential development in Bristol has won the regional Bristol LABC award for ‘Best New Housing Development’.
Picture House Court, in Bedminster, is a community of 26 high-quality new homes certified to Passivhaus standards. Acting for Urbis Living, and in collaboration with Origin 3 Architects, we delivered building performance engineering, civil and structural engineering and geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering.
The scheme is one of the largest Passivhaus commercial/residential projects completed in the UK and along with the new homes includes attractive street front retail and commercial space, along with two-storey undercroft parking.
Picture House Court has been championed by Bristol City Council to provide a highly sustainable development for Bristol’s growing population.
The development achieved full Passivhaus certification on nine apartments, Passivhaus Low Energy Building certification on four houses and AECB Building Performance standard on a further set of homes. All of the properties achieved exceptional levels of energy and comfort performance.
The dwellings are designed to consume significantly less energy than that of a standard new build home. Sustainable design aspects include a high level of thermal insulation wrapped continuously around the building, triple glazed windows, insulated doors, a heat recovery ventilation system and solar thermal panels.
This project is now setting a benchmark for future energy efficient and sustainable schemes.
For further details on our delivery of this project please click here.